Addictions and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 690

With ADD ADHD, we are prone to addictions.

I struggle with addictions. I have two chess games and a poker game on my iPhone. I manage to control myself and only use them when I’m on a trip or have dead time. There are better ways to use my time and I’m afraid of getting addicted to them.  I’ve been addicted to games in the past.

But I have a new addiction, and I love it.


If you don’t know about Brainscape, it’s an app of flashcards in a wide variety of subjects. The cards are good and appropriate, and the program is excellent. It’s well designed based on learning theory and principles.

So far, I’ve downloaded and used programs on Spanish, music theory, nuclear physics, English vocabulary, and religions, among others.   When I have those little moments of nothing particular to do, these are great. The problem is, once I get on it, it’s hard to get off. But I don’t consider this a waste of time.


Check it out. I think you’ll love it too.


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Distracted. Me? Let me look up the definition. Where’s the dictionary? Oh, what is that book? It looks interesting.

Question O the Day:

What you may ask, does this have to do with ADD ADHD?

Answer O the Day:

I don’t know, maybe nothing much.  But then, we are prone to addictions and to wasting time. And with our interest in so many things, it’s easy for us to get stuck in unproductive activities.  This one is at least somewhat productive.

Don’t you think?

@addstrategies  #adhd  #add  @dougmkpdp

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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4 Responses to Addictions and ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 690

  1. Anonymous says:

    Funny enough, I don’t get a tendency to get addicted to games – I usually get frustrated or bored pretty soon. But I would like the chance to thank you for putting Duolingo on my radar! I’ve been pushing off continuing my norwegian studies for a long time now, and it’s perfect with the goals, the skill strenghtening and, more importantly, the daily E-mail reminder! So keep the suggestions coming! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Bully says:

      anon- good. i think its well designed for ADD ADHD and the e mails work great. wish i could set up something like that for other things. there probably is an app?
      thank you for comtributing


      • Anonymous says:

        Hi Doug, it’s Rammkatze – again! I don’t know why WordPress keeps asking me to log in before I post and then stamps me as anonymous anyway! When you see an anonymous with this anonymous avatar, it’s probably me!
        Anyway, about the APP: I’m sure there are such things, but I’m not sure they would help with lots of other stuff. We do have a tendency to ignore our own set reminders once they become too familliar.

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        • The Bully says:

          ram – i think the evil spirits of the internet conspire against us.
          you are so right about the set reminders. if i put up a reminder sign, bright color, conspicuous place, it works well the first time for one thing, but after three days i won’t see it.
          thank you for commenting


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