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

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.

1,036 8,554 Hello
by contrarymary
Jul 29, 2015 18:50:28 GMT
No New Posts General Board - 2 Viewing

You can talk about anything ADHD related here

Moderator: Atticus

2,730 26,469 Any tips for the gym?
by clubby
Jul 31, 2015 15:09:00 GMT
No New Posts Lounge

This board is for users to chill out and discuss anything and everything - on topic, semi-on-topic, and completely off topic.
It's only visible to registered users - no guests, unregistered relatives/employers or Google can spy on you here.

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No New Posts Personal Accounts/Diaries

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.

138 2,395 what I don't say out loud
by chaoticwitch
Jul 31, 2015 23:57:45 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, all replies must be 100% supportive and even then admins might edit or delete - if it's not your rant don't be possesive!

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

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No New Posts Parents

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

157 1,709 inherited ADHD
by Little Owl
Jul 5, 2015 12:19:29 GMT
No New Posts Spouses/Partners

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

102 986 New Doctor refuses meds aaarrrggghhhh
by taetaeds
Jul 15, 2015 17:24:45 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.

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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.

42 665 do you question you're sanity?
by dutch
Jul 19, 2015 9:01:44 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

681 6,581 Help? Just got referral from my GP? Next steps?
by contrarymary
Jul 31, 2015 23:31:47 GMT
No New Posts How to get help - 3 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.

300 2,304 Dr Rob Baskind
by misspiggy1990
Jul 31, 2015 14:22:09 GMT
No New Posts Medications - 2 Viewing

For questions and information related to medications used for treating adhd

606 5,208 Traveling Abroad with ADD Meds
by planetdave
Jul 31, 2015 14:10:59 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.

11 75 Dr Stephen Humphries - Harley Therapy, London
by ktw
Jul 17, 2015 4:40:04 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.

119 1,098 Can certain foods help or hinder people with ADHD?
by blaze
Jul 30, 2015 17:13:25 GMT
No New Posts Coaching - 1 Viewing

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

26 228 How to become ADHD coach
by planetdave
Jan 26, 2015 16:33:06 GMT

College/Career/Work/Personal Relationship Issues

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No New Posts College/Career/Work/Personal Relationship Issues

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

217 2,210 lack of empathy
by blaze
Jul 20, 2015 15:51:19 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.

42 254 You CAN drive until DVLA decides your case
by eonflux
Jan 30, 2015 13:08:40 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.

134 1,283 Central London meeting (near Oxford Circus)
by billywhizz
Jul 7, 2015 17:18:55 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.

10 33 'Mastering Life with ADHD' - Dr Edward Hallowell in the UK
by gift
Aug 18, 2014 17:15:46 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.

47 209 Women's narrative accounts of living with ADHD
by contrarymary
Jul 31, 2015 19:39:50 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.

11 37 Any experiences in Northern Ireland
by manson88
Jul 18, 2015 19:51:34 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.

21 164 Psychs in Cwmbran/Pontypool
by redeemable
Mar 22, 2015 11:41:10 GMT
No New Posts Other Countries inc RO Ireland

1 3 Irish ADHD Forum (to moderators and admin)
by planetdave
Apr 8, 2015 8:39:32 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)

36 82 Certain vitamins for adhd symptoms
by Journeyman
Feb 24, 2015 19:28:36 GMT
No New Posts Journal Articles

We won't be updating this board anymore because it duplicates the information that is on our website here

We'll leave this board up for now but we will eventually take it down. We're doing this to make the forum less cluttered and also to reduce our own workload.

73 205 ADHD Barrier to weight loss
by roland
Apr 7, 2014 22:49:52 GMT
No New Posts Magazine & Newspaper Articles,

We won't be updating this board anymore because it duplicates the information that is on our website here

We'll leave this board up for now but we will eventually take it down. We're doing this to make the forum less cluttered and also to reduce our own workload.

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.

19 130 Has anyone tried these books?
by carly31
Jun 6, 2014 18:49:06 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.

27 116 ADHD Seminar
by unohoncho
Aug 11, 2014 13:09:38 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 - 1 Viewing

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

16 51 Truly excellent blog by physican with adhd
by contrarymary
Aug 12, 2014 17:51:26 GMT
No New Posts Programmes about ADHD

For sharing information about past or upcoming TV and Radio Programmes

25 123 Born Naughty? Channel 4
by Foxtrot
May 16, 2015 13:37:33 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.

58 259 Jeremy Clarkson
by gizpyro
Dec 29, 2014 4:12:31 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

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 28 School Stuff
by apreon
May 12, 2015 19:29:21 GMT
No New Posts Ideas for this website and Forum

For ideas on how to improve our website and forum

62 495 Less of an idea, more of a query... Although...
by mc1250
May 12, 2015 21:48:58 GMT


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kidbrain: I just got diagnosed and I am so damn happy to finally know what's wrong with me and get treated! :D Jun 16, 2015 0:06:15 GMT
contrarymary: Today is going to be a better day!!! Jun 19, 2015 8:41:02 GMT
contrarymary: yesterday was a better day :) Today is also going to be a Better Day 8-) Jun 20, 2015 10:03:01 GMT
contrarymary: definitely better yesterday. Here goes today will be a Good Day... fingers crossed :) Jun 21, 2015 7:25:47 GMT
Bee: I've finally got the internet on a computer!! I can see the site fully! Look at all the things you can DO Look at the smiley faces 8D (rofl) P-) I love it!! Jun 26, 2015 12:27:57 GMT
chaoticwitch: feeling quite frustrated with the NHS at the moment O_o Jun 26, 2015 14:23:12 GMT
tessaract: Hey guys, anyone here going the alternative to meds route? Check out my thread on the subject and give me your opinion: Jun 29, 2015 16:27:54 GMT
vagueandrandom: 02hudsond As a new user, your post will take some time to appear. I'm sure that you'll get a lot of support, knowledge and understanding from the people here. It's not that bad . . there is help. . . most of us have been where you are now. Jul 2, 2015 9:34:32 GMT
chaoticwitch: Just wanna say, I'm loving today (rofl) Jul 4, 2015 11:51:10 GMT
vagueandrandom: can't stop zoning out O_o Jul 10, 2015 11:53:36 GMT
thehedgehog: if im impulsive does that mean i have combined and not purely innattentive ADD? Jul 10, 2015 14:56:04 GMT
tessaract: I wonder that too Jul 10, 2015 16:18:55 GMT
thunkpad: AFAIK, being impulsive is a trait across all ADHD types. I'm inattentive and impulsive. Jul 16, 2015 8:09:45 GMT
Bee: I was under the impression that impulsivity and hyperactivity were part of the same package.. Jul 21, 2015 3:23:34 GMT
Bee: I think it depends on how MUCH it affects you - I've been diagnosed with combined ADHD, but it was a close call.. I only just exhibited enough impulsive/hyperactive tendencies to qualify. The inattention was a no brainer! Jul 21, 2015 3:26:54 GMT *
bethmusician: Aaaaaaargh!!!!! (back from GP) sob Jul 29, 2015 14:44:38 GMT
bethmusician: "We don't really see it in adults" Jul 29, 2015 14:50:16 GMT
ajain: Guys, I started a thread regarding GP referral steps. Any help is very much appreciated! This website has helped me clear so many doubts!!! Jul 29, 2015 23:59:05 GMT
meyouandi999: its a bit of a postcode lottery, depends on your GP - try one and if it doesn't work go to a different GP and insist on a referral - do a lot of research before hand. You have to give evidence of how it affected you when young and now as an adult. Jul 30, 2015 19:25:34 GMT