Here is a helpful test for ADD ADHD signs and symptoms that can help lead you to further evaluation.
Adult ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) Test and Adult ADHD Test:
More than half (25) checked items on the adult ADD test indicates a strong tendency toward adult Attention Deficit Disorder.
___ Has impulsive spending habits.
___ Has frequent distractions during sex.
___ Frequently misplace the car keys, purse, wallet or other day-to-day items.
___ Family history of ADD, learning problems, mood disorders, substance abuse.
___ Has a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder.
___ Has trouble following the proper channels or chain of commands.
___ Has an attitude of "read the directions when all else fails.”
___ Receives frequent traffic violations.
___ Skips around while reading.
___ Has an internal sense of anxiety.
___ Has trouble keeping a job or has impulsive job changes.
___ Has problems with self-esteem.
___ Is verbally or physically abusive.
___ Transposes numbers, letters or words.
___ Has difficulty maintaining an organized work and/or home environment.
___ Is chronically late or always in a hurry.
___ Lacks tact, often spurting out the first thing that comes to mind.
___ Has trouble following verbal directions.
___ Procrastinates, especially with multi-faceted tasks.
___ Is frequently overwhelmed by tasks of daily living.
___ Has poor financial management and frequent late bills.
___ Has trouble getting started.
___ Spends excessive time at work due to inefficiencies.
___ Has inconsistent work performance.
___ Has a sense of underachievement.
___ Has trouble sustaining friendships or intimate relationships.
___ Seeks high stimulation or dangerous activities.
___ Has a tendency toward exaggerated outbursts.
___ Has a tendency toward being argumentative.
___ Lacks attention to detail.
___ Has trouble listening carefully to directions.
___ Starts projects but does not finish them.
___ Has a tendency to drift away.
___ Has a quick temper, is "short-fused."
___ Is easily distracted.
___ Has rage outbursts.
___ Gets upset by minor annoyances.
___ Worries needlessly or excessively.
___ Frequently daydreams or "spaces out."
___ "Blanks out" when under pressure.
___ Has low frustration tolerance.
___ Has tendency toward obsessive behavior.
___ Has moods swings from highs to lows.
___ Has trouble planning a series of tasks or activities.
___ Has an addictive personality toward food, substances, work and/or gambling.
___ Has quick or exaggerated responses to real or imagined slights.
___ Is argumentative.
___ Has difficult reading written material unless it is very interesting or very easy.
___ Says things without thinking and later regrets saying them.
___ Makes quick decisions without considering the consequences.
___ Often answers questions before the questions have been fully asked.
My doctor suggested that I take an ADHD test and referred me to a testing site. My testing date is in a couple weeks. They told me that it should take 4-6 hrs to complete and that seems like a really long time.
This self ADHD test is not meant to diagnose Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. AD/HD does not exist as a physically definitive diagnosis in the sense that real diseases and disorders exist such as cancer or heart disease.