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.

917 7,842 Hello... I'm new and was wondering.....
by spanna
Oct 24, 2014 20:18:41 GMT
No New Posts General Board - 1 Viewing

You can talk about anything ADHD related here

Moderator: Atticus

2,418 24,478 Crawling
by blaze
Oct 25, 2014 16:26:30 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.

955 15,806
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.

111 1,828 Symptoms
by planetdave
Oct 24, 2014 22:10:54 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!

241 2,802
No New Posts Parents

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

143 1,615 Can't stop being a bitch please help.
by tink
Oct 25, 2014 9:33:46 GMT
No New Posts Spouses/Partners

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

89 910 Addiction and ADHD
by JJ
Oct 23, 2014 10:22:47 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.

41 646 Are you prone to ear infections?
by itwayne
Oct 13, 2014 7:36:59 GMT

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

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No New Posts Symptoms/Diagnosis

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

609 6,134 How long till diagnosis?
by tink
Oct 21, 2014 21:44:43 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.

276 2,198 Psychologist dismissed suggestion of ADD.
by Erin
Oct 24, 2014 22:53:53 GMT
No New Posts Medications - 1 Viewing

For questions and information related to medications used for treating adhd

536 4,692 Concerta makes heart race after eating?
by JJ
Oct 22, 2014 11:12:57 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.

6 47 Wakefield
by blaze
Aug 29, 2014 19:39:22 GMT
No New Posts Non-Medicinal Treatments, Aids, & Strategies - 1 Viewing

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.

106 1,002 If you're not exercising...
by itwayne
Oct 17, 2014 7:25:53 GMT
No New Posts Coaching

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

by petra
Jun 29, 2014 13:31:08 GMT

College/Career/Work/Personal Relationship Issues

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No New Posts College/Career/Work/Personal Relationship Issues - 1 Viewing

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

194 2,043 Handling stressful times for dummies
by Wavey75
Oct 21, 2014 14:03:03 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.

41 238 You CAN drive until DVLA decides your case
by planetdave
Aug 22, 2014 0:53:46 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.

126 1,232 Northern Ireland....
by fuzzywuzzy
Oct 12, 2014 19:00:56 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 - 2 Viewing

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.

41 188 Research on Entrepreneurial and Criminal Tendencies of ADHD
by nasir
Sept 8, 2014 10:39:00 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.

10 34 ADHD (Child/Adult) Evening Seminar @ Comber Autism Support
by flembot
Jul 29, 2014 22:12:28 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.

20 162 ADHD specialist in Port Talbot - heads-up
by empress21
Oct 14, 2014 16:51:23 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 77 Certain vitamins for adhd symptoms
by JJ
Sept 6, 2014 0:26:11 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

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

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.

58 258 Channing Tatum....
by fuzzywuzzy
Oct 16, 2014 18:03:05 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

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 - 1 Viewing

For ideas on how to improve our website and forum

59 475 Awards
by Bee
Sept 23, 2014 18:19:31 GMT


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Journeyman: Ugh, time to change this avatar. Procrastinating day today which'll mean a heavy stressful evening. Sept 29, 2014 13:03:40 GMT
peacefulwarrior: I'm a stepfather of a 19 yo son who was diagnosed with ADHD at age 11. He did successfully control some of the symptoms with ritalin but now refuses to take any medication, or to discuss his condition with anyone inside or outside of the family. Oct 1, 2014 20:39:47 GMT
JJ: Hiya xxxx so lovely to 'see' you xxxx Oct 8, 2014 22:22:43 GMT
contrarymary: hello :) such a shame i'm not going to actually See You at the conference :( hope all ok with you and yours? xx Oct 8, 2014 23:20:53 GMT
Journeyman: Seems a bit quiet today. Are you all rearranging your dry wipe boards? :P Oct 17, 2014 16:48:47 GMT
contrarymary: i did scribble on the wall on flipchart :) but been getting ready for conference which is tomorrow... am typing this while i eat supper ran out of time earlier :( xx Oct 17, 2014 22:36:43 GMT
Journeyman: Bit late picking this one up , but how did it go in the end? Well and good I hope Oct 19, 2014 11:29:10 GMT
contrarymary: Well i think, Thank you for asking . I am alive, breathing in and out, and managed to get to the follow up stuff this morning without too many mishaps tho a bit tired and grumpy and held together by caffeine and sugar :( Oct 19, 2014 15:23:48 GMT
contrarymary: which is never a good thing. but DONE! think this requires an entry in the achievements thread. it is astonishing and i will now take some days to process all the events. and have a week of resting and being nice to myself :) Oct 19, 2014 15:25:27 GMT
Journeyman: Well that's good . And noticing what you say about processing is interesting for me. Whenever my wife asks me how events went for me, I can't tell her straight away. It requires a few days data assimilation before I can report back... Oct 20, 2014 8:14:05 GMT
Journeyman: ...and everything gets loaded into other longer term memory banks. Bizarre, but I've always been like that. I was always useless at listening comprehension at primary school although I once got a certificate out of sympathy I suspect! Oct 20, 2014 8:16:15 GMT
grim: I have spent all day at college reading about and answering questions regarding health and safety,risk assessments,safeguarding policies,and reporting procedures. Oct 20, 2014 20:51:09 GMT
grim: At one point i felt it necessary to walk out to the car park and scream loudly. It helped...that is all Oct 20, 2014 20:52:37 GMT
contrarymary: screaming is brilliant :D Oct 20, 2014 23:11:48 GMT
Journeyman: Screaming and welding. Primal instincts :D Oct 21, 2014 10:40:08 GMT
supine: So what's the female stance on welding? Does it have the same impact or is there an equivalent? (Don't say knitting!!) :P Oct 22, 2014 10:05:53 GMT
juliet: Why shouldn't welding be a female thing? Oct 22, 2014 21:59:28 GMT
supine: no reason at all, which is why I asked! :) Oct 23, 2014 7:37:51 GMT
tink: I like welding! :) Oct 23, 2014 20:59:28 GMT
Journeyman: Here's a battalion of women welders, good on 'em (click here) Oct 24, 2014 10:12:35 GMT