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!


Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Introductions - 1 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.

1,068 8,712 back again....
by contrarymary
Oct 8, 2015 16:19:06 GMT
No New Posts General Board - 12 Viewing

You can talk about anything ADHD related here

Moderator: Atticus

2,801 27,069 Just got a letter to say funding has been agreed.
by newdawnfades
Oct 8, 2015 17:48:59 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.

1,023 17,242
No New Posts Personal Accounts/Diaries - 1 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.

148 2,638 Coming soon....My journal...A journey Into Deficit.
by contrarymary
Oct 8, 2015 21:35:28 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!

317 3,213
No New Posts Parents

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

160 1,738 bricking it
by ladybug
Oct 8, 2015 9:31:53 GMT
No New Posts Spouses/Partners

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

106 1,015 trying to cope with feeling ignored!
by contrarymary
Sept 26, 2015 14:11:38 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.

42 668 Life after Adolescence.
by clubby
Aug 14, 2015 17:02:46 GMT

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Symptoms/Diagnosis

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

696 6,678 Initial psych appointment
by kezia
Oct 3, 2015 19:58:10 GMT
No New Posts How to get help

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.

303 2,323 NHS psychology treatment for adult adhd
by hethz101
Oct 5, 2015 15:19:14 GMT
No New Posts Medications - 2 Viewing

For questions and information related to medications used for treating adhd

619 5,335 Concerta XL
by blaze
Sept 29, 2015 11:29:35 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 76 Dr Stephen Humphries - Harley Therapy, London
by stellaxadella
Sept 23, 2015 15:49:16 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.

123 1,108 I feel ashamed to ask..
by alec77
Sept 30, 2015 7:21:25 GMT
No New Posts Coaching

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

by pelargonium
Sept 17, 2015 12:06:43 GMT

College/Career/Work/Personal Relationship Issues

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts College/Career/Work/Personal Relationship Issues - 5 Viewing

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

221 2,263 dating and finding a relationship
by alec77
Oct 8, 2015 7:25:29 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!

16 325
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

Board Threads Posts Last Post
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 1,292 Adult ADD & ADHD Support Group Torbay & South Devon
by gillywilly
Sept 25, 2015 10:07:16 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. You must first register as a member before you can place any posts.

2. Researchers must be at postgraduate level and beyond

3. 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.

4. You must also include details of ethical approval.

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

54 259 BEWARE-Alison Davies 'research project' on women/ADHD
by pelargonium
Oct 4, 2015 13:05:22 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.

2 2


Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Improve Recognition of Adult ADHD in UK - 1 Viewing

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

45 328 Complaint to BMA about misleading adhd info in their book
by andy12345
Aug 10, 2015 20:02:12 GMT
No New Posts England

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

13 105 Is there a support group or service in kings lynn
by AnonymousAdultWithADD
Aug 12, 2015 15:49:38 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.

22 170 S Wales ADHD support group.
by empress21
Aug 8, 2015 17:15:29 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


Board Threads Posts Last Post
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 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.

20 131 List of ADHD books
by roland
Aug 27, 2015 13:51:35 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.

28 117 This is very good. Maybe it's been posted already.
by alec77
Oct 4, 2015 12:26:46 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.

17 52 Bonnie Mincu Blog
by petra
Aug 3, 2015 16:18:32 GMT
No New Posts Programmes about ADHD

For sharing information about past or upcoming TV and Radio Programmes

27 126 Victoria Derbyshire - BBC2 - Adult ADHD
by tessaract
Aug 21, 2015 2:23:56 GMT
No New Posts Famous ADHDers - 1 Viewing

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. Unfortunately, much of what has been previously written and said about ADHD has been misguided, inaccurate, and sometimes downright cruel. We therefore reserve the right to only work with journalists, writers, and broadcasters who can demonstrate that they strive to ensure that information disseminated is honestly conveyed, accurate and fair.

27 198 Bristol Post Weekend Magazine
by roland
Sept 24, 2015 18:00:07 GMT

Technical Stuff

Board Threads Posts Last Post
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

64 497 Smilies / emoticons.
by petra
Sept 1, 2015 5:30:56 GMT


New Posts New Posts No New Posts No New Posts

Forum Information & Statistics

Board Statistics
Threads and Posts
Total Threads: 8,972      Total Posts: 87,721
Last Updated: Coming soon....My journal...A journey Into Deficit. by contrarymary (Oct 8, 2015 21:35:28 GMT)
Recent Threads - Recent Posts - RSS Feed
Total Members: 3,317
Newest Member: kittyjh
Most Users Online: 210 (Nov 22, 2012 20:12:36 GMT)
View today's birthdays
Members Online
Users Online
0 Staff, 1 Member, 27 Guests.
24 Hours
Users Online in the Last 24 Hours
1 Staff, 32 Members, 529 Guests.
simbo, newdawnfades, hermanli, roland, thehedgehog, supine, hethz101, pelargonium, clubby, CatstyeCam, mike, persephone, elzaj, aetheling, chaoticwitch, alec77, northnmunki, kittyjh, blaze, ladybug, manson88, jansson, capybara, random, shiveringsky, twinkie, jonbob, computermandan, tessaract, dutch, nikdh1987, lobsters


Wavey75: Thanks guys. Aug 29, 2015 10:47:11 GMT
thehedgehog: Congratulations Wavey75! I tried to crowbar ADHD into an essay once and the tutor marked me down for it because its a "contentious issue"! Aug 31, 2015 9:11:23 GMT
Journeyman: Well done . I can identify with that relief Sept 1, 2015 1:47:58 GMT
petra: - Happy WEDNESDAY Wedding Day!! :D Am so happy for you xx Sept 2, 2015 1:41:44 GMT
contrarymary: WOW - - Happy Happy Happy Wedding Day! Hope it all goes as well as can Bee :D xxx Sept 2, 2015 11:46:48 GMT
pelargonium: Oh my! An AADDUK wedding!!!! Congratulations @bee!!! Sept 2, 2015 20:32:12 GMT
chappy: Congratulations Wavey75! I don't know you, but I am genuinely pleased for you and have great respect for your achievement :) Well done! Sept 5, 2015 1:25:13 GMT
ladylawrence: Hello everyone im looking forward to sharing my life with you all and also my coping strategies and how ive struggled and copped too :)x Sept 14, 2015 20:18:22 GMT
ladylawrence: im new to this site is anyone online tonight :) Sept 14, 2015 20:34:52 GMT
Bee: Crikey! I got shouted at! :P Thanks everyone! It was a fantastic day :D x x Sept 18, 2015 1:41:51 GMT
wreckz: Well, after strongly suspecting that I probably had ADHD too after the diagnosis of my son over 20 years ago, I've finally been diagnosed too and am waiting to find out if I am fit enough to go on medication. Yay! Sept 18, 2015 21:48:21 GMT
petra: Mrs :D Sept 19, 2015 14:39:21 GMT
eli77: wreckz: I'm in a similar situation. Waiting for tests for recent bloods and an echocardiagram to get analysed before I can go on meds but I must admit I'm finding the waiting pretty excrutiating, the potential life change is all I can think about. Sept 20, 2015 9:12:11 GMT
contrarymary: Nice one :) Sept 20, 2015 21:39:19 GMT
Wavey75: "I came in like a wrecking ball..." Sept 21, 2015 18:33:16 GMT
shaun: Thank God, I am perfect and working now for 14 hours in a day and live in an 'ole inth road. Me mam used to make us lick road clean wit' tongue before feeding us ground glass for us tea. Happy days. Sept 22, 2015 21:05:04 GMT *
pelargonium: (rofl) Sept 23, 2015 16:59:00 GMT
northnmunki: *Yawn* Good morning all :) Sept 28, 2015 9:16:51 GMT
alec77: What's this shouting thingy? Is it not rude to shout? erm :P Oct 1, 2015 17:37:17 GMT
contrarymary: good luck with the packing/moving fingers crossed it all goes well :) Oct 5, 2015 22:32:37 GMT