ADHD Assessment Tools

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The purpose of assessment is not to label people with a "condition", but to help yourself/somebody/ADHD families to better understand an ADHD affected person.

If this "self-diagnosis" is positive, it is of utmost importance that a professional diagnosis be made. There are many associated behaviours that need to be ruled out before a positive diagnosis can be made, which only a professional diagnosis can do. If you think that you or someone might have ADHD/ADD, please refer yourself or them to a qualified psychiatrist and preferably, someone knowledgeable in the field of ADHD.

The following are checklists which have been developed by some of the specialists in the field of ADHD/ADD. 

  1. Central Georgia Institute For Developmental Medicine : Copeland Symptom Checklist For ADD/ADHD, developed by Edna Copeland. (Usefull for Adults).  You can follow the link to complete the checklist.
  2. Suggested Diagnostic Criteria For ADD In Adults, developed by Drs. Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
  3. The Psychiatry Association's Criteria for Diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (DSM-IV 1994)
  4. ADHD Rating Scales by Barkley & DuPaul (for children)
  5. Edelbrock Child Attention Problems (for children)
  6. Conners’ Adult ADHD Diagnostic Interview for DSM-IV™

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