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Diagnostic Scales Adult ADHD self-report scale (ASRS)49 Adult ADHD self-report scale (ASRS)49

Adult ASRS Symptom Checklist

Age Administration Content Scoring Use

≥18 years


18 items

1 to 9 cover inattention symptoms;
10 to 18 cover hyperactivity and impulsivity symptoms

5-point frequency scale

0 = never/seldom
4 = very often




Developed as a 6-question subset of the ADHD ASRS Symptom Checklist

Used as an initial self-assessment tool in primary care

Consists of 6 items: 4 for inattentive symptoms and 2 for hyperactive-impulsive symptoms

Scoring is based on symptom frequency

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49. Bukstein O. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, course, assessment, and diagnosis. UpToDate. April 2018. Available at