Do You Have Adult ADD?

These symptoms are common to those with Adult ADD.  To meet criteria you should have 4 of the first 7 or 6 of all 9 of the following symptoms that have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level:

  1. Often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  2. Often makes decisions impulsively
  3. Often has difficulty stopping activities or behavior when they should do so
  4. Often starts a project or task without reading or listening to directions carefully
  5. Often shows poor follow through on promises or commitments they may make to others
  6. Often has trouble doing things in their proper order or sequence
  7. Often more likely to drive a motor vehicle much faster than others (Excessive speeding) (If person has no driving history, substitute: “Often has difficulty engaging in leisure activities or doing fun things quietly.”)
  8. Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or leisure activities
  9. Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities

If you believe that you have Adult ADD, please contact the Sachs Center for a full evaluation. 646-418-5035