Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD or ADD can lead to people having problems with their daily living, such as forgetting to pay bills. In more severe conditions, it may even lead to the loss of one’s job, through consistently unpunctuality or failure to perform routine tasks.
It has been found that 8.2% of people now have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which was double the previously reported rate. Here is the latest version of an adult test for ADHD. The answers have been found to accurately predict people who suffer from ADHD.
1. How often do you have difficulty concentrating on what people say to you, even when they are speaking to you directly?
2. How often do you leave your seat in meetings and other situations in which you are expected to remain seated?
3. How often do you have difficulty unwinding and relaxing when you have time to yourself?
4. When you’re in a conversation, how often do you find yourself finishing the sentences of the people you are talking to before they can finish them themselves?
5. How often do you put things off until the last minute?
6. How often do you depend on others to keep your life in order and attend to details?
The questions consist of the options “never”, “rarely”, “sometimes”, “often” and “very often”. For people who answered “sometimes”, “often” or “very often” to at least four out of six questions may indicate a possibility of adult ADHD. However, it is critical to note that these questions often serve to be an indication and not a diagnosis.
Even so, it is worthy to note that many people with ADHD are not being diagnosed. One possible treatment for ADHD is prescribed drugs like Ritalin or Adderall. However, psychotherapy is usually the preferred treatment as it has fewer side effects.
Source material from Psyblog