ADHD screening, also called an ADHD test, helps find out if you or your child has ADHD. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It used to be called ADD (attention-deficit disorder). ADHD is a behavioral disorder that makes it hard for someone to sit still, pay attention, and focus on tasks. People with AHDH may also be easily distracted and/or act without thinking. ADHD affects millions of children and often lasts into adulthood. Until their own children are diagnosed, many adults don't realize symptoms they've had since childhood may be related to ADHD. There are three main types of ADHD:
People with this type of ADHD usually have symptoms of both impulsivity and hyperactivity. Impulsivity means acting without thinking about the consequences. It also means a desire for immediate rewards. Hyperactivity means difficulty sitting still.
People with this type of ADHD have trouble paying attention and are easily distracted.
This is the most common type of ADHD. Symptoms include a combination of impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness.
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