… do you have adult ADHD?

Well my co-workers think I do.

Apparently I’m ‘overly energetic.’ And ‘fidgety and distracted.’ And now they are claiming there is a source for my behavior: Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder .

Our on air host, Gary, even went so far as to become a faux physician and diagnose me with a test. (Check your score on the test below from the World Health Organization.) I’d love for you to take the test and see how it turns out. Then let me know … if it helps my case. You can listen here to their interrogation.


Though I have never been diagnosed with ADHD, it is a well known fact that I have difficulty seating in meetings. (I am an avowed meeting hater.) And that pretty sights, delicious smells and fabulous sounds distract me … but I don’t think that makes me an ADHD candidate. I just think it makes me sensuous. (Sensuous: Of, relating to, or derived from the senses. 2. Appealing to or gratifying the senses. 3. a. Readily affected through the senses …) And I don’t think that’s such a bad thing.

Here’s the test. See how you do …

Circle the number that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past six months. Add up your total. A score of 11 points or higher indicates that your symptoms may be consistent with Adult ADHD.

Never Rarely Sometimes Often Very Often
1. How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization? 0 1 2 3 4
2. When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started? 0 1 2 3 4
3. How often are you distracted by activity or noise around you? 0 1 2 3 4
4. How often do you leave your seat in meetings or other situations in which you are expected to remain seated? 0 1 2 3 4
5. How often do you feel restless or fidgety? 0 1 2 3 4
6. How often do you have difficulty waiting your turn in situations when turn taking is required? 0 1 2 3 4