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Diagnostic Interview for ADHD

The Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in adults third edition (DIVA-5) is a semi-structured interview based on the DSM-5 criteria for ADHD. The interview was designed to improve assessments for adults, which has historically been problematic due to a lack of knowledge and training among professionals and the stereotypical beliefs about how ADHD presents. The DIVA-5 assesses adult ADHD symptoms through concrete and realistic examples of current and retrospective behaviors, using examples based on common descriptions provided by adults with ADHD.

The 60-90 minute interview is conducted by telehealth and used to gather information related to ADHD symptoms occurring across five areas of life:

  • Work and education

  • Relationships and family life

  • Social Contacts

  • Free time and hobbies

  • Self-confidence and self-image

Interested in learning more? You can find additional info about the DIVA-5 here.