According to the DSM-IV, to determine the diagnosis of ADHD in adults, it is important to see whether the symptoms of ADHD were present during both adulthood and childhood.
As ADHD in adults is a condition that began during childhood, it is vital to assess the symptoms and the level of associated impairment during an individual’s childhood. The DIVA-2.0 consists of questions which apply to both adulthood and childhood.
The DIVA is divided into three parts which are categorised as:
The symptoms in adulthood have to have been present for at least 6 months. The symptoms in childhood relate to the age of 5-12 years.