Online ADHD tests are self-assessment examinations that come in the form of an online quiz. After completing the quiz, the user receives a score that estimates the likelihood of them having ADHD.
Demand for doctor-administered ADHD tests has skyrocketed over the last two years.
However, appointments are sometimes not available for months. Describing the situation, some psychiatrists say they are “overwhelmed with appointments”.
Although not necessarily clinically accurate, a growing number of users are turning to online ADHD tests to self-diagnose.
Online ADHD tests are part of the Online ADHD meta trend.
Interest in ADHD has taken social media by storm.
The ADHD hashtag has over 3.3 million posts on Instagram. Whereas this hashtag has over 22 billion views on TikTok.
The r/adhd subreddit had around 643,000 members in March 2020. This number has increased to over 1.6 million today.
People are also using online resources to manage their ADHD.
For example, ADHD apps monitor activity and provide organizational structure designed to help improve focus.