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ADD (ADHD) Self-report Questionnaire for Teenage Girls

Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. and Patricia Quinn, M.D.

This screening tool should not be used for the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD / ADHD). This self-report questionnaire is intended to be completed by teenage girls who are concerned about possible ADD (ADHD). While most teenage girls would check some items on this list, when a majority of items are checked a professional evaluation for ADD (ADHD) may be advisable.

Please place a check mark beside the each item that you feel describes you.

1. It's very hard for me to keep track of homework assignments and due dates.
2. No matter how hard I try to be on time, I am usually late.
3. I have trouble getting to sleep at night.
4. I have trouble getting up in the morning.
5. I jump from one topic to another in conversation.
6. I interrupt other people when they're talking, even though I try not to.
7. Even when I try to listen in class my thoughts start wandering.
8. I have difficulty remembering what I've read.
9. I can't seem to get started on school assignments until the last minute.
10. My room is very messy.
11. My friends say I'm "hyper."
12. My friends call me "spacey."
13. I forget to do things my parents ask me to do.
14. I frequently lose or misplace personal items.
15. My parents and teachers tell me I need to try harder in school.
16. I am distracted easily by sounds or by things I see.
17. My parents tell me that I overreact to things.
18. I feel anxious or worried a lot of the time.
19. I feel moody and depressed, even for no reason.
20. My moods and emotions are much more intense during the week before my period.
21. I am easily frustrated.
22. I'm pretty impatient and hate to wait.
23. I feel different from other girls.
24. I wish my parents understood how hard high school is for me.
25. I feel mentally exhausted when I get home from school.
26. It takes me longer to get assignments done compared to my classmates.
27. Even when I study hard I can't seem to remember things when I'm taking an exam.
28. It's so hard for me to stay organized.
29. I only make good grades in the classes that really interest me.
30. I have trouble completing papers and projects on time.
31. The only way I can really study for a test is to stay up late the night before.
32. I sometimes eat to calm down.
33. It seems like I'm always messing up.
34. I fidget or doodle in class because it's hard for me to sit still and listen.
35. I blurt things out without thinking.

Resources for Teenage Girls with ADD (ADHD):

More information about teenage girls with ADD (ADHD) can be found in Understanding Girls with ADHD.


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