Specific Psychological Distress: ADHD

This sub-section covers resources on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.

Specific Psychological Distress

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Kewley, G.D. (1998) 'Attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder is underdiagnosed and undertreated in Britain', British Medical Journal 316: 1594-96.

This brief article addresses what the author suggests is significant 'myth and misinformation' surrounding ADHD, including "what constitutes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, that the disorder is the same as hyperkinesis, and that the drugs used for treatment have serious side effects" (p. 1594).

Mulhauser, G.R. (2011) Structured Adult ADHD Self-Test (SAAST). CounsellingResource.com. [Adult ADD/ADHD test available online]

This 22-question self-test has been developed as a screening test for adult ADD/ADHD. Structured so as to differentiate between two distinct components of ADHD diagnosis (namely, inattention together with hyperactivity-impulsivity), this ADHD test is also sensitive to factors which typically preclude a diagnosis of ADHD. The quiz may help identify aspects of experience which are typically associated with ADHD.


This page was last reviewed by Dr Greg Mulhauser, Thursday, 14 October 2021.