Do you have ADHD? Assess your risks with this quiz

Published on:4 May 2022, 16:24pm IST

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can trigger many other mental health issues. Surprisingly, cases of ADHD in adults are rising. This quiz will help you check whether you have it or not.

ADHD can be found in both children and adults. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a tendency to have attention deficit, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Those who have it can face difficulties in doing daily activities and may even find it difficult to pay attention and control their behaviour sometimes. ADHD was thought of primarily as a childhood disorder earlier. But now we know from studies that it is not the case. ADHD in adults is becoming increasingly recognizable in clinical practice in the last decade.

The prevalence of ADHD is not clear, but at least 7.5 percent of the population can have this concern. In our country, the majority of this is unrecognized and unmanaged. Several studies show the impact of not managing ADHD in all spheres of one’s functioning, including academic underachievement, job instability, relationship difficulties, substance misuse, and a host of physical health disorders including obesity and cardiovascular morbidity.

So, instead of wondering whether you have ADHD or not, take this quiz designed by Dr Vinod Kumar, Consultant Psychiatrist And Psychotherapist, Head-Mpower-The Centre, Bengaluru, for Health Shots, with the help of a simple screening questionnaire shared by World Health Organization (WHO).

Answer these questions to find out!


How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done?


How often do you face difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?


Do you have difficulty unwinding?


How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?


Are you typically distracted when there’s something going on around you?


When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?


How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or feet when you have to sit down for a long time?


Do you have difficulty focusing on people when they are talking to you?


How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?


How often do you feel dependent on someone else to keep your life in order?