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A "better" ADD QuizViews: 1582
Jul 20, 2005 3:56 amA "better" ADD Quiz#

Amy Jo Garner
OK, so the other quiz left me irritated :-)

I did a google search and found this one: http://psychcentral.com/addquiz.htm

I scored a 59 and survey says...

"You appear to be suffering from a moderate amount of attention and concentration difficulties according to your responses to this self-report questionnaire. You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort, or a recommendation for treatment. However, it would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek further diagnosis from a trained mental health professional soon to rule out a possible attention disorder."

I answered "not at all" on all the questions about temper or becoming upset. 20 years ago I probably would have answered "moderately," but all these years of practicing postive thinking and visualization seem to have eliminated those tendencies.


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Jul 20, 2005 4:38 amre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Russ Jackman
Thanks for the link, Amy. I scored a 68, one more piece to print out for my doctor ...

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Jul 20, 2005 4:40 amre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Mariangie Gonzalez
I scored 31 (borderline ADD)


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Jul 20, 2005 10:59 amre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Sue T.
If you scored...
You may have...
70 & up
50 - 69
35 - 49
25 - 34
0 - 24 Adult ADD or ADHD
Moderate ADD or ADHD
Mild ADD or ADHD
Borderline ADD
No ADD likely

I got a 56. I've learned how to focus when I want to... although about all those voices in my head LOL :) My friend Dave used to tell me I think too much... this much is true, my mind LOVES to jump and bounce from one thing to another. Which is why I still have to go and get that mini recorder for those great ideas I have while driving. I can put down a phrase from a thought and then recall the entire thing later on when I sit to write because I can remember and visualize where I was at the time. So thats pretty cool.

Also in regard to articles and things like that? I'll write the beginnings of many things that I'm thinking about when I do feel like doing them? Like a sketchy outline and then when I'm not so focused I can go back and write them out fully because I've already got the idea of it. That works really well.

Sue Tosto
Life and Relationship Coach

Confidence is Silent. It doesn't defend itself.
It simply exists inside of you.



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Jul 20, 2005 12:55 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Mari Laura Skjelvik
I did get a 63 .

If I had taken this 5years ago it wold be a much higher score,
you live and learn. I have a lot easiertime to focus and plan and go through now than I did earlier, doing what works for me and relying heavily on coffee in pressured situations, it really helps me to focus, mostly the little break my mind gets as I smell and saviour the taste of the coffee, and the aded benefit of the coffee effect as well.

Really I take my coffee breaks religiously, they really are small mini breaks where I let my mind wander and dream about whatever , it sooo helps in getting back on track.

Happy Wednesday

Norwegian Coffeeaholic:)

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Jul 20, 2005 7:53 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Jennifer Lavender
I scored a 63 indicating a moderate ADD, which doesn't surprise me at all. I've found ways of coping with it and it doesn't affect my daily life too much.

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Jul 22, 2005 11:34 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Rebecca Noles
Thanks for such a neat link. I have never been diagnosed with ADD although I have suspected it for years. On this assessment I scored at 62 which came as no surprise to me.

I too have learned to "deal" over the years, but there was a time I wondered if I needed help. Like many, I decided to learn to be comfortable in my own skin. It was a feat all in itself, but the techniques I have learned to employ have been extremely valuable. The deciding factor for me in not seeking medical attention...medication. Many physicians overly prescribe medication and it was my fear that it would squelch my creativity. My brother opted for medication, I can see what a difference it has made in his life, for the better, but I am just not sure that it is right for me.

Becki Noles

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Jul 24, 2005 11:22 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Stephanie Frank
Okay, how in the heck did I get a score of "90"?

Probably read the questions wrong, moved too fast, didn't think first, etc. :-)

I'm not sure that test is so great for adults. Lots of references to getting angry when I think most adults with ADD will say they get very frustrated, which could be viewed as a different emotion.

Interesting quiz.


Stephanie Frank
Author, The Accidental Millionaire

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Nov 27, 2005 8:11 amre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Art Toro
Well, I scored a total of 72, so I guess I am in the right place.

My issue is primarily having too many things going on in my head at the same time. "Hyper-mental creativity", if there is such a word. I get many ideas about Internet related projects. And due to my comfort with the Internet, I can get myself off on tangents by visiting web sites and reading about (and joining) multiple online business sites.

What did others think of taking this self-diagnosis survey?


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Feb 19, 2006 3:05 amre: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Danielle Bailey
I scored a 107 :( I think because I'm bipolar, so I have more extreme mood swings :(

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Feb 19, 2006 5:28 amre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Denise Babbit
OMG .. How do you fail this test? I scored 113!

Denise Babbit

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Feb 19, 2006 6:54 amre: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Danielle Bailey
I don't think it's a pass/fail thing?

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Feb 19, 2006 9:40 amre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Virginia Van Vynckt
Interesting quiz. I got a 74. Somehow I'm not surprised. :-)

The "chatter" in my head seems to be getting worse in the last couple of years. Menopause doesn't help!

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Feb 19, 2006 10:48 pmre: re: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Denise Babbit
I was just taken by surprise -- Kind of like making a "100" on a test + getting the bonus questions right without studying! Rather depressing, but at least I can take this to my physician and see about further testing.

Denise Babbit

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Feb 19, 2006 11:57 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Denise Babbit
My oldest brother & Mom just took this test - Both scored 100. I have 2 other brothers -- they don't have it.

Denise Babbit

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Feb 20, 2006 2:30 amre: re: re: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Frank Coppola
Hi Denise,
I think the only time I ever got 100 is when I took the ADD symptoms test. The good news is you are with very good company.

You'll find that you've had difficulty in the past because you had no idea that the symptoms you experienced were directly related to ADD. The good news is you NOW know.

I promise it gets better from here on. Your brilliance will shine.

I hope to hear from you soon. I see you downloaded 10 Ways to Benefit with ADD. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Alll my best,
Frank Coppola

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Feb 20, 2006 5:04 pmre: re: re: re: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Angie Hodges-Angie Assist
Hi Everyone-

I just found this group today.

I scored a 91 on the ADD test, which was no surprise. Focus can be a huge struggle for me at times.

I'm glad I found you!


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Feb 20, 2006 7:16 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

LaDonna Hankinson
Hi I scored 84. I've known for a few years now that I have ADD. I like what Tellman & Stephanie say about making it into a strength. I still have a lot to learn


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Mar 02, 2006 9:01 amre: re: re: re: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Denise Babbit
Dr. Frank,

I am a hands-on learner. I very rarely read the "how-to" manual on anything, but jump right in and try to figure things out for myself.

I have to have a structured schedule to get anything accomplished. I have had one amazingly successful week, and finally got my house, office, desk, cleaned and reading material is organized!

I absolutely cannot sit still.

I get hyperfocused when creating my jewelry and beaded items.

I really get over-hyperfocused when using the computer. I don't have problems staying awake, I have problems going to sleep!

Do you remember the old commercial for DSL when the guy is on the computer and all of a sudden the screen message says, "Congratulation, you've reached the end of the internet"? I worry about that! LOL

Thoughts within thoughts -- I talk to myself quite a bit -- I won an argument once. Is that the epitome of "not quite right"? ;) Someone once asked me who I was talking to and I told them I was talking to myself so I could have an intelligent conversation!

Seriously, I'm glad that I know now that what is "wrong" with me, has a name and that there are tools and support systems available!

I get frustrated when people don't understand me.

I communicate my thoughts better when I write them.

Interviews make me cringe because my thoughts get side-tracked and I know I've blown a few jobs because of it. I become chatty and start fidgiting! Yet, I get frustrated when others get long-winded!

I have a lot to learn.

Denise Babbit

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Mar 06, 2006 8:40 amre: re: re: re: re: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Dawn M. Wentworth

Just joined today. I was browsing the network when I read the write up and it hit really close to home on how I feel .. !

On the first post I read (this one) I took the little test on the link and ...

I scored a total of 89 ..

I thought there was something wrong with me that I couldn't handle projects and management, although labeled intelligent, and have always out performed most of my peers, I am in a continuous state of information overload and always find myself over my head with more projects on the table then I can stay focused and in control of.

I never once thought of Adult ADD.

I look forward to reading more posts and getting to know the group.

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Mar 06, 2006 5:05 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

DR ~
Hi Everyone,

I met Stephanie a few months ago and we exchanged words of encouragment.

I also find it difficult to read loooong post (lol).

You are not alone!

Metaphysical Practitioner

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Apr 02, 2006 3:03 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

David Johnson
I am so glad I found this group. I have been diagnosed and take medication for adult ADD and still scored 104 on the quiz, which by the way, was excruciatingly difficult for me to work my way through...far too many questions.

I look forward to reading your posts...as long as they are short and pithy and learning more about adult ADD.

Dave Johnson

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Apr 12, 2006 9:18 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Danielle Bailey
I had printed the results of this test and took it with me to my doctor's appt today. She prescribed 30mg of Adderall XR and 100mg of Lamictal. I'll keep you guys updated on how that works out.

I've also started taking daily supplements of Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil). I'm allergic to all seafood, but this doesn't seem to affect the allergy. Again, I'll keep you updated.

Best wishes,

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Apr 13, 2006 3:32 pm re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Jenn Kaye
Okay, so I put off taking the quiz...or did I just keep forgetting?

Either way, I did end up with an 89. I guess the results are in!

It doesn't seem to account for adaptations though - meaning, I've learned to pay attention in conversations because of my counseling practice - so I can hyperfocus & listen on a high level. (Although granted, if someone is not a client and the conversation is not interesting, I am likely imagining myself on the beach).

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Aug 14, 2006 7:29 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

scored 30

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Nov 02, 2006 2:31 amre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Carol Ann Rowland
Wow - I got an 85. I am not surprised either.

A student of mine I once referred for ADD testing. She said the tester kept doing stuff in the room while she was supposed to be answering questions on a computer and she could not focus at all and kept wondering if the tester was doing it on purpose to watch her response. hahaha.

I find most of the time, in many ways, the ADD works for me. Very rapid thought processes, I even type crazy fast.

It is more an issue with keeping my house in order. My work I do well with. Lots of projects don't get finished, but many do, and there is always so much on the go that invariably some of it gets done and I constantly have new products coming out and available.

It helps being self employed though, because there's not a lot I have to do that I don't want to do!

Carol Ann

Check out my spoon bending video!

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Oct 16, 2007 6:49 amRe: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Conan Heiselt
56. I think it's funny that it says, "You appear to be suffering" when the aggregate of all of these behaviors is pretty core to who I am. I like me. And so do a lot of people. In fact, being the way I am earns me respect and admiration.

Yes, I sometimes get frustrated with my lack of ability to focus. It helps that after being in the work force for over 12 years (and 11 jobs later--average stay the first 5 years was about 3 months), I've found a couple of companies where I fit very well. I've been at my current job 9 months and still love it--which has been really frustrating trying to work on my business on the side.

The biggest breakthrough in understanding how my mind works came after I had kids. :)

I guess to sum up: I refuse to think that that way my brain works is a "condition" or abnormal. Everyone's mind works differently. This is who I am, and I wouldn't trade with anyone.

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Oct 16, 2007 2:06 pmre: Re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Mariangie Gonzalez
Is it logical to score a lot higher, when you take the test after a long time (over a year) of taking it the first time? I scored 31 the first time over a year ago and now I scored 64.


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Jan 12, 2008 6:38 pmI scored 78 ... re: A "better" ADD Quiz#

David Wellman
I took the test and found it interesting.

Anyone know how valid this is? Or, is this more of the medical industry working to sell more chemicals?

But, I must admit much of the questions are relevant to myself. Wonder if I should seek professional help?


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Feb 22, 2008 3:50 amre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

shena kaye
oh my goodness...i scored an 82...wow.

yeah..i guess i cant deny it any longer huh...lol.

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Feb 22, 2008 12:37 pmre: A "better" ADD Quiz#

Scott Allen
I scored 80.

The main questions I scored low on were the ones about temper / irritability / mood swings, etc. I'm extremely even-keel emotionally. I do, however, get extremely frustrated with things like machines not functioning properly, or when things break or tear.

Also, while I'm not very physically active, I constantly fidget and doodle. When I was in school, my notebooks were filled... not with notes or even "art", but just doodling / scribbling.

- Scott -

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