Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in adults 2.0

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:

  • PART 1 - The criteria for Attention Deficit
  • PART 2 - The criteria for Hyperactivity-Impulsivity
  • PART 3 - The Age of Onset and Impairment accounted for by ADHD symptoms

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.