You are being assessed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). You, and someone who knows you well (significant other, family member, roommate or close friend), will be asked to complete forms in order to provide your medical professional with information on how you function in different areas of your life. The forms can be printed out as a package (which follows the CADDRA recommended adult ADHD assessment protocol) or separately.
Print out and complete the forms as advised by your health professional. The forms will provide him/her with information on how you function in different areas of life and must be reviewed by a trained medical professional as part of an overall ADHD assessment. ADHD is not identified just through questionnaires. Diagnosing ADHD is not a matter of simply recognizing certain symptoms; a thorough medical evaluation is necessary to rule out other possible causes for your symptoms.
ADHD Assessment Forms to Print
CADDRA ADHD Patient Transition Form
CADDRA has developed a form to support the transfer of patients to new healthcare professionals, including pediatric patients to adult services.
How to Complete the Forms
Your input is very important but don’t worry about answering the questions incorrectly or be concerned that you might ‘label’ yourself. There are no right or wrong answers. You will be asked questions on how you function in a variety of different situations. If you are unsure of an answer, provide an answer which best describes you a good deal of the time in that particular situation. Individual questions are less important than the scale as a whole, and this can only be properly evaluated by a trained professional.