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Looking for an online ADHD test?

No online test can diagnose you with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) or any other condition.
You deserve time with a psychiatrist who’s trained to listen to what you’re going through and to help you get better.
We know that making a first appointment can feel like a big step. If you’re not quite ready, these 10 questions can:
Help you understand your symptoms.
Give you a recommendation for what to do next.
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Asking for help can be hard. That’s ok.

Not ready to see a psychiatrist just yet? We’ll be here if you change your mind. In the meantime, we can help see if what you’re feeling is common in people with ADHD.

Why trust Talkiatry?

We’re a team of
+ psychiatrists practicing in
states. Our goal is to expand access to quality, online mental healthcare nationwide.
Frequently asked questions

How do doctors test for ADHD?

The word test can sound scary, but getting tested for ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a routine evaluation—if you see the right clinician. ADHD is a complex diagnosis and, in our medical opinion, best made by a psychiatrist. Their specialized mental health training gives them the tools they need to understand what you’re feeling and recommend the best possible care. They’ll ask you some simple questions, get details about what’s going on, and the effect it might be having on your day-to-day life. As you answer, they’ll make observations that help them understand your mental health and provide a thorough an informed diagnosis.

If your doctor does find that you’re dealing with ADHD, they will help find the best treatment plan for you. Since the symptoms of ADHD are so similar to other mental health conditions, they might even find you have another condition altogether––and of course, they’ll help you make a treatment plan for that too.

I thought ADHD was only in children and adolescents. Can adults develop ADHD? 

You’re right––ADHD is believed to develop in childhood. Still, a lot of adults have ongoing symptoms. Sometimes, people who weren’t diagnosed as children discover they have ADHD, and seek treatment for the first time, as adults.

How do they test for ADHD in adults? 

Doctors test for ADHD in adults the same way they screen for other mental health conditions. It’s pretty simple, really. This might include behavioral surveys, symptom checklists, and questions related to your current day-to-day functioning.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

ADHD can feel a little different for everybody, since there are actually three different types ––inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, and combined. Depending on what type of ADHD you have, symptoms might include:

  • Trouble paying attention to details in work or school tasks
  • Difficulty staying focused during longer tasks like reading, conversations, orlectures
  • Getting easily distracted by unrelated thoughts or stimuli
  • Forgetfulness, such as of daily tasks or chores
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Seemingly not listening when spoken to
  • Misplacing things such as keys, phone, or assignments
  • Difficulty finishing or following through previously started tasks
  • Reluctant to engage in tasks that require a lot of effort
  • Constant fidgeting or squirming 
  • Inability to stay seated or still
  • Feeling restless often
  • Feeling constantly “on the go”
  • Inability to engage in quiet activities
  • Overly talkative
  • Often interrupting others
  • Often blurting out answers or completing others sentences
  • Difficulty waiting their turn

How does Talkiatry treat ADHD? 

  1. Evaluation: At Talkiatry, we treat ADHD by making sure that you’re seen and evaluated by a psychiatrist. You’ll meet and talk with a them online, and answer questions about your current symptoms, personal history, medical history, and mental health goals.
  2. Diagnosis: Based on everything you share in your evaluation, your psychiatrist will be able to assess your mental health and give you a diagnosis, if necessary. Getting a diagnosis might seem scary, but it’s a great next step in understanding what you’ve been feeling. Your psychiatrist will help you work through any emotions that come up with your diagnosis.
  3. Treatment plan: Together with your psychiatrist, you’ll come up with a personalized treatment plan to manage your symptoms. Your treatment plan might include medication, therapy, or a combination of both. Your psychiatrist will discuss all of the benefits and potential side effects of any medication, as well as refer you to a therapist for collaborative care, if necessary.

Can ADHD be treated virtually? 

Yes––and virtual care is just as effective as in-person care. (Online care is what Talkiatry does.) No matter what, our goal is always to find you the best treatment plan. If for some reason virtual care isn’t right for you, we’ll let you know.

Is ADHD medication safe?

Absolutely. When prescribed responsibly as part of a treatment plan, ADHD medications are a safe way to improve your mental health. Plus, your clinician will help you monitor your symptoms to make sure you’re reacting positively to any prescriptions, with minimal unwanted side effects. While all doctors can prescribe medication for ADHD, there are certain states that have restrictions about what can be prescribed online. If your state has these laws and if your treatment plan includes a medication that’s subject to those laws, we’ll talk with you about your treatment options during your first visit.

Do you have a hard time paying attention to details, or make careless mistakes?
Do you have trouble completing or paying attention to everyday tasks?
Do you find it hard to listen when people are speaking to you directly?
Do you find it hard to follow through on instructions or fail to finish tasks at home or at work?
Do you have trouble organizing tasks or activities?
Are you easily distracted?
Do you fidget a lot, tap your hands or feet, or squirm in your seat?
Do you often feel like you’re “on the go” or are “driven by a motor”?
Do you or others feel like you talk excessively?
Do you have trouble waiting your turn?
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Your responses could be consistent with the symptoms of ADHD. For a diagnosis, you’ll have to talk to a doctor.
What do we recommend?

Talk to an expert.

Keep in mind, this isn’t a diagnosis. The only way to really know is to talk with a medical professional, like a psychiatrist.

They’re trained to diagnose and treat ADHD and other conditions that may have similar symptoms.

At Talkiatry, they're available online and take insurance. Want to get matched with a psychiatrist today?

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Possible alternative language: ADHD affects people of all ages, with symptoms presenting in childhood, which can often be missed.
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ADHD and medication

ADHD is a complex condition and should always be diagnosed by a medical professional, like a psychiatrist.

If your clinician believes you have ADHD, they’ll create a treatment plan that fits your needs.

We always follow responsible prescribing guidelines and only recommend medication if you need it.

For patients who would benefit from medication that’s classified as a controlled substance, our ability to prescribe it depends on your diagnosis and your state’s laws.

What our patients say

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“I recommend Talkiatry to anyone that will listen. The benefits this network has provided me in such a short time are priceless and immeasurable.”
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“I like my new doctor. She listens to me and I feel like I have a say in what is going on with my healthcare.”
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“You all are literally saving lives by making mental healthcare accessible to everyone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
Ian W., Wisconsin
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“The doctor was extremely empathetic and listened and understood me. I have went to many doctors face to face and I find that quality extremely rare. I cannot thank this doctor enough and I am so relieved to have found this service. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.”
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"I was very pleased with the ease of use of the Talkiatry health system. It is very difficult to find providers in my area to help with behavioral health needs."
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I would highly recommend Talkiatry to anyone who needs someone to talk to and listen to them with kindness and caring...The convenience to receive care from your home certainly helps people that can’t get to an office to receive care. I am very grateful for Talkiatry!
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Based on your responses, it seems like you’re not experiencing signs of ADHD.
Want a second opinion?

We can help with that, too.

Every mental health journey is personal. If you still have questions and want to talk with a psychiatrist, we can match you with one who can help.

Our visits are online and all our psychiatrists take insurance.

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