Our bloggers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) review the latest products, books, apps, and alternative treatments aimed at helping manage ADD/ADHD symptoms.

posted: Thursday September 10th - 9:00am

What Makes a Good ADHD App?

Your feedback will lead to better apps for ADHDers everywhere.

I’m a geek dad who conceived a solution to help Leo, my wonderfully challenging son, get through each day. With the help of my cofounder, Kyle, and many others, the concept became Brili (, the first real-time system to help families who are struggling with daily routines. We technology developers get a rush out of solving problems that matter to people. But how do we...
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posted: Tuesday September 1st - 1:47pm

LearningRx: Brain Training with a Personal Touch

Many programs claim to offer brain training, but LearningRx does it with a unique “personal trainer” approach that, the company says, boosts IQ.

The concept of “brain training” has been around since the ‘80s. Many adults have used it, looking to give aging minds a regenerative boost. In recent years, however, it’s come into the spotlight as an alternative treatment for ADHD, with programs like Interactive Metronome and Cogmed talking about boosting attention, concentration, and decreasing hyperactive or impulsive behavior. LearningRx — a nationwide brain-training network with 78 locations...
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posted: Friday August 14th - 1:04pm

MindAlive: A New Alternative Treatment for ADHD?

This audio-visual entrainment device is intended for treating ADHD, autism, and other mental health concerns.

The human brain contains billions of neurons, communicating with each other through electrical impulses called brain waves. These brain waves affect how we feel, think, and act. Slow brain waves occur during sleep and deep relaxation, while faster brain waves help us feel more alert, focused, and excited. Brain waves respond to external stimuli, alerting you when to pay attention, relax, or go to sleep. Not...
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posted: Wednesday December 17th - 9:54am

Forbrain: “Use Your Voice to Boost Your Brain”?

A new product claims to sharpen your auditory system — boosting attention, memory, and more.

If you hate the sound of your own voice, you’re not alone. Many people don’t like listening to themselves talk — mostly because they’re not used to the way their voice sounds to outside ears. When you speak, you hear your voice through two different channels — your ear canals (air conduction) and the vibrations in the bones of your face (bone conduction). When you hear...
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posted: Friday December 12th - 10:03am

BrainBeat: Improving Focus in ADHD Children?

A new cognitive training program that ADHD children can do at home may boost focus, concentration, and memory.

Some people are born with rhythm and some aren’t. If you aren’t musically inclined, your inability to hold a beat may not seem like a big deal. But research over the past few years has started to show that keeping a beat may be important for other aspects of learning — focus, working memory, language processing skills, and more. This skill, known as “neurotiming,” is the basis...
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posted: Monday March 26th - 6:47am

How I Overcame My Pinterest Addiction

A true story of ADHD hyperfocus and the man who overcame it... with some high-tech help.

My name is Stephen and I'm addicted to Pinterest. If you’ve not explored the awesomeness that is Pinterest, I’ll assume you’ve been living under a rock. If you’re as active on Pinterest as I am, you’re probably spending more time on the site than you do with your family and friends. If you find yourself glued to the glow of your laptop while ‘pinning’ your favorite products...
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posted: Wednesday August 31st - 8:00am

MotivAider Review: Can This Task-Management App Help ADHD Adults?

Because I’m an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), task and time management are challenges for me. Can an app like MotivAider help me focus and stay on task?

I’m a self-proclaimed app skeptic who’s on a constant search for a “get things done” (GTD) app that can help me maintain focus during activities that require every bit of my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) concentration. A clinical psychologist by the name of Dr. Steve Levinson recently asked if I would take a look at the newest iteration of his product, the MotivAider. Some of...
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posted: Wednesday August 10th - 1:00pm

A To-Do List Made Simple With Sandglaz?

Looking for a simple (and free) Web-based application to create, edit, and store your to-do lists online? Sandglaz may just be the task-manager app for you. It meets all of those needs and more for me!

In an ongoing "get things done" series on this ADD/ADHD Product Review Blog, I’m going to be testing out digital apps and software that claim to help with task and time management, because structuring my days is often no easier than building a ship in a bottle with my toes. I got myself into something different this time around: Sandglaz, a peculiarly named app that’s still in...
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posted: Friday August 5th - 6:30pm

New ADHD Quiz App for the iPhone From Dr. Hallowell

ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell has launched a new app for those who want to assess whether they or their loved one has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).

Think you or your loved one might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) but aren't sure? ADDitude contributor and ADD/ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell, who is also an adult with ADD/ADHD, has launched a new "ADHD self-assessment app" (available for purchase for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for $1.99 from iTunes) to help determine whether a person might have ADD/ADHD -- and if the ADD/ADHD is...
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posted: Wednesday July 27th - 4:30pm

Producteev: The Online Collaboration Tool for You?

Looking for a tool to get a team of people organized? Or are you an individual who's hopeful to share your to-do lists, tasks with others? Producteev's free online collaboration application could help!

In an ongoing "get things done" series on this ADD/ADHD Product Review Blog, I’m going to be testing out digital apps and software that claim to help with task and time management, because structuring my days is often no easier than building a ship in a bottle with my toes. This week I gave the much-buzzed-about Producteev a crack. Unlike the...
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