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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

Bug fixes and enhancements for iOS 9

Ratings and Reviews

A better life for $2.99

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

I've often said that ADHD is at its worst before it's diagnosed; once you know what you're dealing with, life gets much easier. This app provides two screening tests to help users decide whether it's worth exploring a diagnosis of ADHD further. It then provides some information about what ADHD is and its treatment options. It won't tell you everything you need to know about ADHD (not that it claims to), but it's a great start. Sometimes profound changes begin with small steps and getting diagnosed with ADHD is often one of those situations. If you've suspected that you or someone you know has ADHD, this app can help clarify that question. Worst case scenario: you find out that ADHD is not very likely and you can cross it off your list. Best case scenario: you find out that ADHD is quite likely and you take the next step of seeing a healthcare professional for an official diagnosis--like I said, once you know what you're dealing with, life gets much easier. This could be the best $2.99 that you ever spend.

--Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA
Author of "More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD", "Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians", and "Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook" (Fall, 2011).

Great ADHD preliminary diagnosis tool and resources


This is a great preliminary ADHD diagnosis tool, with lots of extra ADHD resources and news. It won't replace a doctor's diagnosis, but can be used for preliminary screening, and to determine if a doctor's opinion is necessary. It consists of long and short questionnaires. The short questionnaire is statistically valid for screening for ADHD. Especially helpful for medical and educational professionals who need to screen others for ADHD. There are also good sets of ADHD resources and links, as well as up-to-date ADHD news and information. The app is well-designed and executed; appears to be bug-free.



Yes, get this! Thank you Dr. Hallowell! This quiz has allowed me to really pin point the ADHD diagnosis for my son. My son's pediatrician recommended that I check this quiz out and I am so grateful for the insight. This was just what the doctor ordered literally. I then took the long quiz myself and was shocked to see I scored 80%. I am already trying some of the tips. Also, the positive aspects of ADD and ADHD were refreshing to learn about. It made me feel less abnormal and more special. I love this app and will recommend it to my friends.


EM Hallowell, LLC
4.1 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 EM Hallowell, LLC and © 2012 Roble Ridge Software, LLC


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