Do I have ADHD?

Many people joke about having ADHD these days.  But what if you really think you might have it?  There’s a super simple test that Harvard University and the World Health Organization developed that can help you find the answer.  It’s called the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale-V1.1 (ASRS-V1.1) Screener.  It’s just 6 questions long and takes only 5 minutes to complete.

Can a simple test really tell me if I have ADHD?

Well, no.  But it can give you an idea of whether you should talk to you doctor about it or not.

What if I don’t have ADHD?

There’s probably a good reason you are wondering if you have ADHD.

Do you get easily distracted?  Do you have trouble focusing long enough to finish your homework?  Are you the kid in class who gets in trouble for interrupting or doing random stuff?  Do people tell you you’d do fine if you just tried harder?  Do you sometimes feel like you’re always forgetting things, always late, always in trouble, always behind?

If you are struggling with these issues in school, you don’t need to wait for an ADHD diagnosis to start working with a coach on these issues.

A coach is your advocate. He or she gets to know you and finds ways to help you succeed in your life.  You and your coach talk regularly and check in about how your life is going. Your coach can help you find strategies to stay organized and remember important things. Your coach can help remind you to take care of yourself and show you ways to stay focused. Your coach can also help you improve your relationships with friends, classmates, teachers, and family members. Your coach is there to talk to, strategize with, and advocate for you as long as you want.

Other posts you might be interested in:

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