INFORMATION ABOUT THE SELF-TEST

As an ADHD screening test, we use the ASRS (Adult ADHD Selft-Report Scale), which was developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). A screening test is a questionnaire to help recognise the signs or symptoms of ADHD in adults. It therefore gives a first indication that your symptoms may fit with ADHD/ADD.

Everyone is sometimes chaotic, unfocused, forgetful, busy or impulsive. ADHD is a disorder in which attention problems, hyperactivity and impulsiveness are related and occur much more frequently than usual. This means that understandable and treatable problems arise in many areas. Relationships suffer, education and career do not get off the ground, there are more accidents than average, etc. Correctly recognising ADHD is therefore important. Timely recognition can lead to good treatment and less damage and/or more success in life.

Every questionnaire has limitations. The diagnosis of ADHD is difficult to make. At the same time, there has been a lot of commotion recently about making the ADHD diagnosis too easily. We consider this list emphatically as a starting point, a first screening. You may wonder how reliable such a test is. The questionnaire we use is well researched and gives a first indication. The ASRS has a high degree of reliability.

If you score above the threschold on the test, there is a good chance that you do indeed have ADHD. If you score below the threshold, the chance is less. The self-test only gives an indication. If you have any doubts and think you might still have ADHD, contact your doctor.

Thorough scientific research about the test can be found here:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2044504/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15841682/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15841682/