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AADD-UK: Peer-to-Peer Support Forum

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No New Posts Ground Rules, Purposes & Important Information re ADHD Assessments

This board is recommended reading for guests and registered members as it has a list of our forum rules, the four purposes of AADD-UK, as well as important information for people seeking an ADHD assessment.

We may add other information as it becomes relevant.

1 1 The Four Purposes of AADD-UK
by roland
Sept 9, 2015 13:39:20 GMT
No New Posts Introductions & Most Other ADHD Matters

You do not have to be a registered member to view & post on this board (if you do decide to register, however, you will also have access to member only boards).

This board is for introducing yourself & for discussing most other ADHD matters EXCEPT those for which we have separate boards as shown in the following 3 lists:

1. For use by both guests & members: (a) Parents; (b)Partners/Spouses.
2. Members can post but guests can only view: (a) ADHD Service Reviews; (b) Research Opportunities.
3. Members only: (a) Gender Issues; (b) Lounge; (c)Personal Accounts/Diaries/Venting.

Moderator: Atticus

4,484 38,386 Intro & subjective experience of medication
by vagueandrandom
Sept 24, 2020 18:52:18 GMT
No New Posts ADHD Services: Reviews

This board is for reviews (both positive & negative) of both NHS & Private ADHD Services. We only have 3 rules:

1. You can use the names of clinics & NHS trusts, but you MUST NOT name individual doctors.

2. You MUST NOT describe the details of any formal complaints you may have filed against private or NHS doctors/clinics/trusts.

3. You MUST NOT post a review for any service in which you have a beneficial interest also you MUST NOT place a review on behalf of someone with a beneficial interest.

These 3 rules exist for legal & ethical reasons. If any of these rules are broken, we will delete such posts without notice.

76 317 ADHD clinics in Birmingham
by octopusbrain
Aug 16, 2020 11:32:37 GMT
No New Posts Parents

This board is for parents of ADHD people; you do not need to have ADHD yourself!

218 1,786 Is this ADHD
by speedy1
Jul 21, 2020 21:06:07 GMT
No New Posts Research Opportunities (Medical & Academic)

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.

77 330 Cannabis improves ADHD
by mirandasd
Aug 13, 2020 7:18:16 GMT
No New Posts Spouses/Partners

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

152 1,262 Help
by boost
Aug 15, 2020 1:28:46 GMT

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fabi: LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES: I am off from work until September, would like to volunteer for some charity. I would like it to be about supporting with ADHD awareness. Any suggestions? :) Aug 3, 2020 19:51:30 GMT
butterfly01: having trouble with coming off smoke then going back to smoking again as this calms my mind down a little not on any meds yet as waiting for diagnosed Jul 24, 2020 16:34:49 GMT
butterfly01: thanks i am not yet diagnosed but I feel I :) have found myself it's been a battle with family and coping with boredom Jul 23, 2020 16:44:35 GMT
tabby: Hi. I've just joined but struggling to understand how to use this forum! There are just so many long wordy bits and no obvious button to press to create a post. Is anyone able to advise please? This Shoutbox seems to be the only place I can add anything Jul 18, 2020 15:40:59 GMT
ceadhc: . I'd thoroughly recommend reading the possible side-effects of Atemoxetine if you're a man and want to have children. Jul 15, 2020 17:28:22 GMT
ceadhc: Ah sorry. appears at top. Jul 15, 2020 17:25:54 GMT
ceadhc: Just lost my shout Jul 15, 2020 17:25:37 GMT
ceadhc: Hey Guys. Just joined. No support ofr Adult ADHD in my area. If you want to know what CEADHC stands for it's: Creatively Enhanced Attention Different Hyperactivity Condition. Jul 15, 2020 17:25:03 GMT
missweebo: Just had to go private for my diagnosis as the 2 year waiting list was more than I could bare! I didn't realise how expensive it was. I'm 42 (next week) and just waiting for me titration to start on Elvanse. Anyone else found this process to be extortionat Jul 9, 2020 14:01:09 GMT
sweetlife: Hi, I am newly diagnosed. I had to go private due to long waiting list - 18 months plus. I've started Atomoxetine today, has anyone got any advice ? Jul 7, 2020 22:18:14 GMT
izzibear: Jax, did you get anywhere with the private option? My 19-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD as a child but now Adult Services are refusing to renew her meds as they say her case isn't "severe" enough. Jun 29, 2020 8:59:16 GMT
incredibethy: hi my name is Beth, am 40 with adult adhd and been struggling for many years with thinking before I speak. I tried mindfulness and it leaves me depressed. Can anyone recoomend an affordable therapy option (I can master up to 50 pounds a session) Jun 19, 2020 10:21:13 GMT
moodie: hello adhd peeps ..... anyone else on dexamphets n finding it hard to deal w dehydration? Jun 17, 2020 12:44:55 GMT
jax: Hi, I have just registered on this forum, frustrated at delays waiting for my son to be assessed re ADD at Petherton, considering private route instead, any advice? Jun 6, 2020 15:37:16 GMT
vagueandrandom: look at my post about NHS Right to Choose in Reviews secction. Jun 5, 2020 17:18:49 GMT
zelda: Hi, I’m a 60 year old who has always struggled with anxiety and depression. My GP has suggested I may have ADD and we’ve done the ADD ASRS questionnaire but I’m told I can’t be referred as there are no services for adults my age. Any suggestions? Jun 3, 2020 7:41:31 GMT
jacob13: for private practices in the North West area to get an Elvanse prescription without testing for illicit drugs. aadduk.proboards.com/thread/12143/recommendation-prescription-drug-test-nw May 24, 2020 16:26:30 GMT
jacob13: Hi, I'm a young professional and my private doctor won't prescribe me Elvanse until I pass a drug's test, I'm 3 weeks sober from cannabis but still testing positive and may continue to test positive for THC for a long time. I'm looking for recommendations May 24, 2020 16:25:42 GMT
greenfern: Hello, I'm a 42-year-old mum and struggling with (undiagnosed) inattentive ADHD. Would like to talk to others in the same (messy and disorganised) boat. May 23, 2020 12:33:57 GMT
ninakay: no help in U.K. at all scared to the thought of no light at the end of the tunnel feel so pathetic and inadequate don’t know where to turn May 23, 2020 12:27:31 GMT