This is a peer-to-peer support forum! Here we are learning to support ourselves & others with ADHD
This is a peer-to-peer support forum!
Here we are learning to support & advocate for ourselves and others with ADHD!
Through this forum we are learning to advocate for ourselves and for others with ADHD!


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No New Posts Introductions - 3 Viewing

This board is for introducing yourself to the community When introducing yourself, you can say as much as you want, as little as you wish, and you can even skip this step entirely and jump straight into the other boards.

842 7,397 ADHD Medication
by ozadd
Apr 15, 2014 9:53:22 GMT
No New Posts General Board - 11 Viewing

You can talk about anything ADHD related here

Moderator: Atticus

2,204 22,965 Totally stunned after psych appointment - in a good way!
by contrarymary
Apr 15, 2014 9:13:26 GMT
No New Posts Lounge

This board is available for registered users to chill out and discuss anything and everything, on topic, semi-on-topic, and completely off topic.

900 15,151
No New Posts Personal Accounts/Diaries - 3 Viewing

This board provides space for people to record their own personal experiences, in diary format, with ADHD in all its aspects. It's not intended for venting or for looking for help.

85 1,520 To the Psychiatrist, and beyond!
by danherts
Apr 16, 2014 12:36:32 GMT
No New Posts Venting

This board is private i.e. it can only be viewed by registered members. And it's purpose is for venting. Post here if you're not looking for answers or help but just want to let rip.

But please note two rules apply:
1. Do not name any specific individuals. If you forget and name someone, then we'll either x it out or delete the post as appropriate. 2. Do not interrupt someone's venting i.e. do not offer solutions, help, advise, or any other kind of comment

All comments, helpful or otherwise will be deleted. This board is intended as a safe place for people to safely scream, shout, or swear as needed. Alright! It's yours; go ahead!

206 2,531
No New Posts Parents

This board is for adults with ADHD who are also parents.

135 1,493 New Challenges for Parents with ADHD & Co-morbs
by contrarymary
Apr 4, 2014 8:54:43 GMT
No New Posts Spouses/Partners

This board is for spouses and partners of adults with ADHD to talk about anything they like.

85 869 Need advice please (lengthy read btw - 4 A4 sides!)
by fuzzywuzzy
Apr 16, 2014 12:19:51 GMT
No New Posts Gender Specific Zone

This is a private board for members only which is used for non-judgemental and inclusive discussions about ADHD and its separate impacts (or not) upon , heterosexuals, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, transgenders, transvestites, intersex, and all other gender options.

N/A N/A No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Polls & Surveys

This board will contain polls & surveys that will help everyone have a clearer idea of where services are located or not located etc.
This information will also be useful when it is time to submit the petition.

36 594 ADD tunes..add your favorites!
by kardrath
Mar 18, 2014 22:51:29 GMT

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

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No New Posts Symptoms/Diagnosis - 2 Viewing

For information, discussions, and questions related to the symptoms and diagnosis of adult ADHD

547 5,750 Assessment booked for the 30th April
by talknerdytome
Apr 15, 2014 10:24:31 GMT
No New Posts How to get help - 1 Viewing

For sharing information about how to get referrals to adult adhd clinics and/or adult adhd specialists. Also includes information and resources for co-morbidities (2 or more diagnosable conditions at the same time) such as anxiety disorders, depression, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and others.

255 2,103 Help coming to London in September
by Happy123
Apr 14, 2014 21:07:13 GMT
No New Posts Medications - 6 Viewing

For questions and information related to medications used for treating adhd

499 4,456 Domperidone/ Motilium warning!
by purpleparlour
Apr 9, 2014 21:36:34 GMT
No New Posts ADHD Services: Reviews

This board is for reviews (both positive & negative) of both NHS & Private ADHD Services. We only have 2 rules:

1. You can use the names of clinics & NHS trusts, but you must not name individual doctors. If you do we will delete the post.

2. Do not describe the details of any formal complaints you may have filed against private or NHS doctors/clinics/trusts. If you do, we will delete the post.

These 2 rules exist for legal reasons.

5 44 GP search
by frustrated
Mar 25, 2014 18:39:58 GMT
No New Posts Non-Medicinal Treatments, Aids, & Strategies

This board is for discussions and information about non-medicinal interventions such as Natural Medicines, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Support Groups, Coaching, Dietary Management, Organisational Strategies, Tools (e.g. software), and anything else, non-medical, that helps make life easier.

97 930 Useful apps
by greyblanket
Mar 27, 2014 8:43:00 GMT
No New Posts Coaching - 1 Viewing

This board is for discussions, information, recommendations, and advice about coaching and ADHD.

26 223 Anyone had success with coaching?
by DKL - darkknightslover
Apr 1, 2014 18:46:30 GMT

College/Career/Work/Personal Relationship Issues

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No New Posts College/Career/Work/Personal Relationship Issues - 2 Viewing

For information, questions, tips, and advice about college, careers, work, and personal relationships.

176 1,914 Urgent help needed to find IT job
by computermandan
Apr 14, 2014 11:05:20 GMT
No New Posts Ideas/Inventions/Artistic Endeavours/Projects

This board is for members only and it provides a place for people to discuss and exchange information about ideas, plans, inventions, artistic endeavours/projects or any other new idea (except snake oil treatments) and to receive support and encouragement, and to keep each other motivated to actually start and finish projects etc. It is not intended to be used for advertising services and products. Please remember to keep your ideas safe! And have fun!

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No New Posts Legal Issues

This board is for notices, information, and suggestions that could help adults with ADHD deal with legal matters. Please note: Information on this board is intended as general information only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. It should not be relied on as the basis for any decision or legal action.

40 265 Do I legally need to disclose medication to employer?
by DKL - darkknightslover
Apr 8, 2014 13:35:07 GMT

Meetings, Events, & Research Opportunities

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No New Posts Meetings, Events, Etc.: Non-Commercial

For posting information about upcoming support group meetings, and strictly non-commercial events (and this means free or very modestly priced events as well as events that are not created to promote commercial services). This area also contains a sub-board in which you can ask if there are others living in your area who would be interested in meeting and/or starting a support group. If you have an event that is either relatively expensive and/or is linked to commercial interests, please use our other board.

114 1,170 Southampton ADHD Awareness/Support Group
by kimmy
Apr 14, 2014 19:25:36 GMT
No New Posts Meetings, Events, Etc.: Commercial

You must be registered to place notices on this board. All notices must be legal, decent, honest and truthful in line with the British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (The CAP Code) which is available on the website for the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). For example: prices quoted must include non-optional taxes, duties, fees and charges that apply to all or most buyers; links to commercial enterprises must be clearly stated; exaggerated claims must not be made; qualifications must be clearly stated; where the promotion states that part of the price paid will be given to a charity or cause, the actual amount given must be stated; and if the promotion implies that donations will be given to a charity or cause, the total amount (or a reasonable estimate) to be given must be stated. Notices must also comply with all other aspects of the code. Free copy advice is available from the Copy Advice Service to help you avoid breaking the rules and potential action by the Advertising Standards Authority. AADD-UK reserves the right to report any marketers that do not comply with the CAP Code to the ASA, and also reserves the right to delete any postings.

8 20 11th International ADHD Conference - UK
by ashleyt2
Aug 8, 2013 13:24:41 GMT
No New Posts Academic & Medical Research News & Opportunities

Note to researchers: we are keen to facilitate research which will benefit people with ADHD and you are allowed to recruit people for research projects by posting on our forum. But, the following terms must be met and must be clearly stated in your post:

1. Researchers must be at postgraduate level and beyond

2. Your post must include the following 12 items: project title, project description, the project objective, the design/methods of the project, characteristics of required participants, main outcome measures, names & status of researchers, name of funding bodies, names of any other involved organisations, starting date of project, expected completion date, and contact details.

3. You must also include details of ethical approval.

Any posts which do not meet these criteria will be deleted.

38 183 ADHDFund online crowdfunding for ADHD research projects
by Journeyman
Apr 2, 2014 16:13:26 GMT
No New Posts Market Research News & Opportunities

AADD-UK recognises that market research plays an important part in public policy decisions, commercial decisions, and in providing better products and services for consumers, so this board is a place where market researchers in the ADHD field can place posts about their research and research opportunities.

But all such posts must comply with the Code of Conduct (April 2010) published by the Market Research Society whether or not the poster is a member of the society. The principles of the code are set out in the announcement on this board.

Please Note: You must first register as a member before you can place any posts.

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No New Posts Improve Recognition of Adult ADHD in UK

This board is for notices, information, and suggestions for developing respect for adults with ADHD through our committment to self-advocacy.

45 327 Complaint to BMA about misleading adhd info in their book
by Lesley
Mar 24, 2014 19:14:27 GMT
No New Posts England

For posting information, suggestions, ideas, discussions, about how to help adults with ADHD at the national level.

12 104 please fill in form new Gov Dis Strategy!
by kreate
Mar 7, 2012 16:46:58 GMT
No New Posts Northern Ireland

For posting information, suggestions, ideas, discussions, about how to help adults with ADHD at the national level.

7 24 Any experiences in Northern Ireland
by bigal
Apr 13, 2013 20:49:46 GMT
No New Posts Scotland

For posting information, suggestions, ideas, discussions, about how to help adults with ADHD at the national level.

15 164 Atomoxetine to be licenced in Scotland for adult ADHD
by JJ
Sept 11, 2013 9:49:39 GMT
No New Posts Wales

For posting information, suggestions, ideas, discussions, how how to help adults with ADHD at the national level.

19 161 ADHD drugs review call in Wales from psychologists
by roland
Apr 3, 2014 23:06:30 GMT


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No New Posts Health News Updates

This board is for posting and discussing any health related news items that appear in places other than newspapers and journals (eg news from charities, the NHS, and the Department of Health)

34 73 Questionnaire re mental health crisis care from CQC
by roland
Apr 7, 2014 14:08:24 GMT
No New Posts Journal Articles

For information, discussions, and opinions about medical and scientific articles that appear in peer-reviewed journals

74 206 ADHD Barrier to weight loss
by roland
Apr 7, 2014 22:49:52 GMT
No New Posts Magazine & Newspaper Articles,

For information, discussions, and opinions about medical, scientific, and other articles about ADHD that appear in magazines and newspapers.

117 423 Cause of the week - please complain!
by Chester
Jan 29, 2014 8:36:56 GMT
No New Posts Books about ADHD

This board is for listing, reviewing, and chatting about books that are either about ADHD or are relevant for adults with ADHD.

19 129 Helpful books
by Happy123
Apr 14, 2014 18:38:27 GMT
No New Posts Videos about ADHD

This board is for posting links to interesting, useful, and fun videos about ADHD. Although this is a UK related forum, ADHD occurs globally, and so the videos do not solely have to be UK related.

26 112 Brain Story - 6 Episodes
by Artist
Jan 5, 2014 18:43:28 GMT
No New Posts Audio about ADHD

This board is for posting links to interesting, useful and fun audio recordings/webcasts/podcasts/MP3's/audiobook recommendations etc.

7 20 Radio 4 brain season
by mindthegap
Nov 4, 2011 17:38:40 GMT
No New Posts Websites: Useful and/or Interesting

This board is for posting links to websites that may be relevant to adults with adhd.

15 49 Adult strategies for ADHD - blog
by Lesley
Jan 20, 2014 16:02:28 GMT
No New Posts Programmes about ADHD

For sharing information about past or upcoming TV and Radio Programmes

24 113 Watch Newsnight tonight BBC2 10.30pm
by Journeyman
Mar 14, 2014 7:39:59 GMT
No New Posts Famous ADHDers

This board is for discussions and general chat about famous people and celebrities who may or may not have ADHD.

55 245 Michael Phelps and other famous people with ADHD
by Happy123
Apr 14, 2014 18:53:05 GMT
No New Posts Media Opportunities & Training

For requests for life stories, case studies, TV & Radio appearances. Also for tips on preparing for such events.

24 184 Journalists looking for adult ADHD stories
by contrarymary
Feb 18, 2014 9:23:45 GMT
No New Posts Media Website & Contact Information

This board contains information about media websites and contact information.

It is a work in progress.

1 1 UK National Newspapers
by roland
Sept 30, 2008 22:02:25 GMT

Technical Stuff

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No New Posts Link Library

Please use this area to store links to interesting stuff - personal threads are fine but sorting them into themed threads would be better.

4 27 School Stuff
by planetdave
Feb 5, 2014 13:55:39 GMT
No New Posts Ideas for this website and Forum

For ideas on how to improve our website and forum

58 457 Why is the main AADD site rarely updated?
by Journeyman
Apr 9, 2014 7:28:39 GMT


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Journeyman: Unpaid websites and forum boards? Been there got the T-shirt. But we're very grateful all the same :) Apr 7, 2014 15:09:18 GMT
contrarymary: 8-) writing deadline #4 met - woop woop 8-) Apr 7, 2014 15:27:45 GMT
Journeyman: That's great . I always love getting a major project ticked off! Feels good Apr 7, 2014 16:04:19 GMT *
Journeyman: Love this: "Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule" Cheers Herr Nietzsche Apr 7, 2014 17:40:55 GMT
fuzzywuzzy: woop woop you! 8-) Next = World Domination!?? ....or maybe just the next deadline :D Apr 7, 2014 22:27:53 GMT
contrarymary: thanks both. i think it's the next deadline, but i may give myself a teeny breather and a lie in 8-) Apr 8, 2014 7:29:44 GMT
Journeyman: Who else finds a track they adore and then plays it to death until utterly bored with it? It's like I suck the emotional juice out of something until there's nothing left :( Apr 9, 2014 14:03:46 GMT *
shapes: I do that. Apr 9, 2014 23:10:59 GMT
tristan: I have the same problem with women....... :) Apr 10, 2014 0:18:58 GMT
contrarymary: Yup (can you get a shorter name? - makes me reluctant to tag you!) i do the same with everything - meals, clothes, music, activities - it works/i love it, i do it again, and again, it becomes normal, it becomes stale, i hate it ::) Apr 10, 2014 7:00:36 GMT
Journeyman: I think Dave and co are the only ones that can change my tag name/username. I can only change my display name which I've shortened to Journeyman Apr 10, 2014 20:35:57 GMT *
contrarymary: woop woop @journeyman wonder if this works as a tag or if i have to go back to your old name? here goes... Apr 10, 2014 21:56:21 GMT
contrarymary: nope, need the old tag of . bums. but like the new name anyho :) Apr 10, 2014 21:56:43 GMT
fuzzywuzzy: .......have you been sunning yourself on a desert island somewhere?? 8-) :D Apr 10, 2014 22:56:28 GMT
ing3nium: I'M NEW HERE! Apr 12, 2014 17:46:29 GMT
planetdave: Welcome, oh noisy person :D And desert island? Yes, but it rained. Apr 12, 2014 18:27:20 GMT
ing3nium: Thanks.......ADHD inattentive type - cries. Apr 12, 2014 18:45:25 GMT
ing3nium: After a 5 years struggle, FINALLY!!! some relief Apr 12, 2014 18:46:11 GMT
ing3nium: Anyone like candies? Apr 12, 2014 18:53:44 GMT
ing3nium: I want chocolate. Apr 12, 2014 18:58:38 GMT