ADHD - Inattentive Type

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ADHD - Inattentive Type - Quiz

This quiz is taken from Mr. Michael Corrigan’s article “The ADHD Diagnosis is a War of Semantics, Waged on Children” (full information on this source, and a downloadable version of the article is available at the bottom of this post)
There are 18 childish behaviours, referred to by “pro-ADHD” experts as “ symptoms”, used to diagnose ADHD in our children. In an attempt to help you understand why ADHD is so prevalent, and getting more and more prevalent by the day, I am going to take you through the two symptom checklists. I think once you have finished you will be Read moreshocked, perhaps disgusted, but you will understand that a diagnosis of ADHD is easy to make in nearly, if not all, children with a pulse and appropriate level of immaturity.
Under today’s standards, if a person is younger than 17 years of age they need to display, or experience, six or more of the nine symptoms, in one of the categories, to be diagnosed ADHD. Those 17 years or older only need five.
However, the DSM-5 does explain a child or adult displaying only one or two of the “symptoms” required can still be labelled ADHD, only this would be diagnosed as “ADHD Not Otherwise Specified"
Further still, if the person does not display “any” of the required symptoms, but the assessing clinician “feels” the patient is ADHD, that person can still receive the diagnosis under the label of “ADHD Unspecified”.
Yes, you read this correctly: A person can be


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities (e.g., has difficulty remaining focused during lectures, conversations, or lengthy reading).

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    This answer indicates that the individual often struggles to sustain attention in tasks or play activities. They have difficulty remaining focused during lectures, conversations, or lengthy reading.

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  • 2. 

    Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or during other activities (e.g., overlooks or misses details, work is inaccurate).

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because it accurately reflects the characteristic described in the statement. The statement mentions that the individual often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in various activities, such as schoolwork or work. The answer "Yes" indicates that the individual does exhibit this behavior.

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  • 3. 

    Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly (e.g., mind seems elsewhere, even in the absence of any obvious distraction). 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person often appears to be inattentive or distracted when someone speaks to them directly, even when there are no apparent distractions. This behavior indicates a lack of focus and attention, which is commonly associated with the symptom of not listening. Therefore, the correct answer is "Yes" to indicate that the person often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.

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  • 4. 

    Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (e.g., starts tasks but quickly loses focus and is easily distracted).

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer "Yes" is correct because the individual described in the question often does not follow through on instructions and fails to complete tasks. They have a tendency to lose focus quickly and get easily distracted. This behavior can be observed in various settings such as school, chores, or workplace duties.

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  • 5. 

    Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities (e.g., difficulty managing sequential tasks; difficulty keeping materials and belongings in order, messy, disorganized work, has poor time management, fails to meet deadlines). 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the individual in question often struggles with organizing tasks and activities. They may have difficulty managing sequential tasks, keeping their materials and belongings in order, and maintaining an organized work environment. Additionally, they may struggle with time management and frequently fail to meet deadlines.

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  • 6. 

    Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (e.g., schoolwork or homework; for older adolescents and adults, preparing reports, completing forms, reviewing lengthy papers).

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the individual often avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort, such as schoolwork, homework, preparing reports, completing forms, or reviewing lengthy papers. The answer "Yes" indicates that the individual does exhibit these behaviors and tends to avoid or dislike tasks that require sustained mental effort.

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  • 7. 

    Often loses things necessary for task or activities (e.g., school materials, pencils, books, tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, mobile telephones).

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer "Yes" is correct because it aligns with the statement provided in the question. The question states that the individual often loses things necessary for tasks or activities, such as school materials, pencils, books, tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, and mobile telephones. Therefore, the answer "Yes" indicates that the individual does indeed often lose these items.

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  • 8. 

    Is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli (for older adolescents and adults, may include unrelated thoughts).

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that the individual being referred to is frequently distracted by things that are not relevant to their current task or train of thought. This distraction can come in the form of external stimuli, such as noises or visual distractions, as well as internal distractions, such as unrelated thoughts that pop into their mind. Therefore, the answer "Yes" indicates that the person does indeed experience this tendency to be easily distracted by extraneous stimuli.

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  • 9. 

    Is often forgetful in daily activities (e.g., doing chores, running errands; for older adolescents and adults, returning calls, paying bills, keeping appointments). 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person in question frequently forgets to perform daily activities such as doing chores, running errands, returning calls, paying bills, and keeping appointments. Therefore, the answer "Yes" indicates that the person is often forgetful in their daily activities.

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