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Do you or someone you know have trouble focusing, remembering things, and completing tasks? Is there a child in your life that has more difficulty than others staying on track? If this sounds familiar, it could be ADHD.

World-renowned ADHD expert Dr. Edward M. Hallowell brings you his easy to use application to help you determine if you or someone you know has ADHD.

This application is specifically targeted to those individuals without prior ADHD experience or diagnosis; it is not a comprehensive ADHD management system.

Dr. Hallowell will help you learn about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with two self-assessment quizzes. One quiz is statistically significant and one is aimed at allowing the user to get a better feel for ADHD and is not considered diagnostic. Quizzes are appropriate for adults and children.

If you need an introduction to ADHD, then this app is for you!

So if your inability to concentrate is causing stress in your life; if your child has trouble completing tasks in school, score yourself with the two quizzes offered in this application. Only a qualified physician can diagnose you with ADHD, but the questions contained here may help you decide whether your issues are the result of normal life stress or a real medical condition.

Great for teachers and school counselors, too!


* App based on the best selling book “Driven to Distraction," by Dr. Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey
* Self-assessment quizzes, two for adults and one for children
* Information about ADHD: background, next steps, and resources, all from ADHD expert Dr. Hallowell
* An ADHD news and information feed with regular updates from Dr. Hallowell

Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist. He taught at Harvard Medical School for 11 years and retired in 2004 to devote his professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and writing. He has authored 18 books on ADHD and other psychological and social topics. As a leader in the field of ADHD, Dr. Hallowell developed the ADHD iPhone app as a tool in identifying and providing recommendations for ADHD.

What’s New

Version 1.8

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes and enhancements for iOS 9

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Gameplayer537382991 ,

Good idea but...

I got this app so I could do the “long” quiz. Every time I get to the first question of the long quiz, the app crashes. It does this for the adult version and the child version. Please fix.

Tasha-3 ,

Waste of money and time

I was particularly curious about doing the long quiz. There were no results.. If test is not validated and there are no isights you get after spending time answering 125 questions, then.. I highly recommend everyone interested in ADD/ADHD to save $2 and forget about this useless app, buy Delivered from Distraction book and get evaluated by a trained/licensed professional instead.

Hanna Gorman ,

A Disappointment.

For those of us who are relatively conversant in ADHD topics and have read Dr. Hallowell's many books, this is nothing more than a short rehash of his books and an advertisement for those books and his other work. So, why is it not free, Dr. Hallowell?

If you take the adult test, the comments at the end say "the more 'yes' answers you give, the more likely you have ADHD." This is helpful?!! Likely those who download this app already suspect or know they or a loved one have ADHD. Again, if we're going to pay for an app, there should be a little more bang for the buck.

Yet, conveniently, there ARE some good resources listed in the app (but also in the books).

For those who know NOTHING about ADHD, this may be a good value. For those with any knowledge of ADHD, it's not worth it -- even as part of your library. Really, this was a disappointment.

App Privacy

The developer, EM Hallowell LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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