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HALLOWELL & RATEY ADULT ADD DIAGNOSTIC QUESTIONNAIRE

A. A chronic disturbance in which at least 15 of the
     following are present:
  1. A sense of underachievement, of not meeting one's goals (regardless of how much one has actually accomplished).
  2. Difficulty getting organized.
  3. Chronic procrastination or trouble getting started.
  4. Many projects going simultaneously; trouble with follow-through.
  5. endency to say what comes to mind without considering the timing or appropriateness of the remark.
  6. A frequent search for high stimulation.
  7. An intolerance of boredom.
  8. Easy distractibility, trouble focusing attention, tendency to tune out or drift away in the middle of a page or a conversation, often coupled with an ability to hyperfocus at times.
  9. Often creative, intuitive, highly intelligent.
  10. Trouble in going through established channels, following "proper" procedure.
  11. Impatient; low tolerance for frustration.
  12. Impulsive, either verbally or in action, as in impulsive spending of money, changing plans, enacting new schemes or career plans.
  13. Tendency to worry needlessly, endlessly; tendency to scan the horizon looking for something to worry about, alternating with inattention to or disregard for actual dangers.
  14. Sense of insecurity.
  15. Mood swings.
  16. Restlessness.
  17. Tendency toward addictive behaviors such as gambling, shopping, eating, or overwork; or toward addictive substances such as alcohol, cocaine.
  18. Chronic problems with self-esteem.
  19. Inaccurate self-observation.
B. Childhood history of ADD. (It may not have been formally
     diagnosed, but in reviewing the history, the signs
     and symptoms must have been there.)


C. Situation not explained by other medical or
     psychiatric condition.


(from Driven to Distraction, Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., & John J. Ratey, M.D. 1994)