Adult ADHD Self-Report Scales (ASRS)

We have had many requests from people who want to post the ADHD-ASRS v1.1 instruments on their websites.  Our preference would be that you link to this website and to our PDF of the instrument.  This is because we are unable to coordinate with other sites in order to provide updates to the new methodological evidence about the instrument as it becomes available. However, these updates will be available from this site.  
If you find it necessary to recreate the ADHD-ASRS v1.1 either in paper or electronic format, it is important that the instrument is not altered (i.e., that all the response options are included, that the scoring algorithm is not altered, and that the two levels of shading within the response categories are included).    

For more information on validation and translation of the ASRS, please send an email to:

Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Version 1.1: Background Information (PDF)
Information on ASRS Distribution Scale in the General Population (PDF)
Updates based on the DSM-5 version of the screening scale (PDF)

ADHD-ASRS Screeners

ADHD-ASRS Screener v1.1-English (PDF)

Translated versions of the ADHD-ASRS instruments

ADHD-ASRS Screener v1.1
ASRS-5 Screener
Chinese (Mandarin)
Chinese (Traditional)
Portuguese (for Brazil)
Spanish (for Mexico & U.S.)
Spanish (for Spain)
Not available

These materials are posted here for unrestricted use. No approval is required to use the ASRS so long as the user acknowledges in all print materials that the ADHD-ASRS Screener v1.1 and ADHD-ASRS Symptom Checklist v1.1 are copyrighted by the World Health Organization. In addition we also request that people who write scientific papers that use the ASRS v1.1 or the ASRS Screener v1.1 cite the key methodological paper on these instruments as follows:

Kessler, R.C., Adler, L., Ames, M., Demler, O., Faraone, S., Hiripi, E., Howes, M.J., Jin, R., Secnik, K., Spencer, T., Ustun, T.B., Walters, E.E. (2005). The World Health Organization Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS). Psychological Medicine, 35(2), 245-256

We would like to thank Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Saena Arbadzadeh-Bouchez, Ron de Graaf, Josep Maria Haro, Norito Kawakami, Viviane Kovess, Jean-Pierre Lepine, Sing Lee, Daphna Levinson, Hans Ormel, Svetlana Stepukhovich, Maria Carmen Viana, Chuck Webb, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, and Victoria Zakhozha  for their comments on prior versions of the translations.

*Note to all users: If you are unable to download the PDF files above, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat on your computer.  This is a free download available from: