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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 - 3 Viewing

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

4,445 38,248 Hi.. A first question about diagnosis.
by tristana
Mar 29, 2020 0:35:10 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.

71 305 Seeking urgent recommendations
by dean321
Mar 12, 2020 14:52:54 GMT
No New Posts Parents

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

213 1,964 Head in the sand?
by mamadedos
Feb 26, 2020 22:59:22 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.

74 319 People with ADHD and their smoking behaviours
by blobby
Mar 10, 2020 18:10:47 GMT
No New Posts Spouses/Partners

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

149 1,251 Husband with adhd
by mamadedos
Jan 8, 2020 15:30:22 GMT

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piratesm: nightowl and urcapable. Please could you send me that helpful link regarding going private? Mar 27, 2020 23:41:50 GMT
musictomyears: Hi, I am 50 and recently diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. I found Methyphenidate gave me anxiety. Just going to try Elvanse. Any women out there think that the menopause makes everything worse? Mar 19, 2020 21:07:05 GMT
nightowl: Hi. I'm newly diagnosed ADHD (inattentive) at 47. I have some questions about the cost of drugs going private so will be looking on here. Meanwhile thanks to for the helpful link. My daughter is dyslexic too so that will help! Feb 10, 2020 14:36:16 GMT *
tina: hello! Feb 7, 2020 16:37:27 GMT
kate: Hello I'm a 50 year old lady just realising I have ADHD. Jan 31, 2020 20:55:05 GMT
mamadedos: Anyone, everyone posting in the Shoutbox: If you would like a response or want to interact with other members, please go to the Forum and post in Introductions or Lounge or any of the topical boards. There is no way to get in touch with you from here. Jan 30, 2020 21:03:29 GMT
silver: My wonderful Mother recently declared I was diagnosed ADD, as a child. This would have happened sometime in the late 70's. Hmmm. Seriously? This is either a 'golden opportunity' or 'poison chalice' Current status.... sitting on the fence Jan 21, 2020 10:41:59 GMT
toshi: Hi ,there, I am 49 years old mum of 10 years old kid. I am bad parent, and it's made my kid unwell, my husband pointed out I have to change how I behave towards to my kid. NHS discharged me already, as they don't have any source in Cambridge. Jan 17, 2020 21:45:27 GMT
kpnutz5357: HI I'm 57 & from west midlands,I'm still on waiting list to be assessed.My family & friends are in denial I have ADHD. My husband know i have these symptoms,but at times he gets frustrated & then i get stressed & more depressed. Any support in this area Jan 9, 2020 3:56:40 GMT
dancingman: I'm 58, West Midlands, diagnosed Sept 2018, highly creative; at 50 went from a poor A level to an MA, battled to qualify as a university lecturer. Disability discrimination has made me ill, and struggling to function. I seek a lawyer who UNDERSTANDS adhd. Jan 6, 2020 4:28:03 GMT
Elsie28: 46 female in South London, diagnosed with ADHD. What now? Am at a loss where to get support Dec 3, 2019 1:45:24 GMT
anita: Hi I'm 56 and have just joined this forum. All my life I have struggled with learning new things, never see a new hobby to the end. I struggled with education at school. I looking to be tested for AADD in the near future. Sometimes I feel so alone Nov 25, 2019 20:10:22 GMT
stanley: Hi just joined group, wondered if anyone knew if my son of 23 could be given Concerta, he is currently taking 3x 20 mg a day of Methylphenidate, but he never remembers to take the one at lunch or evening so is not very effective , Nov 18, 2019 15:47:20 GMT
ribaru: Hi, I'm 51, joined here to see how relatable ADHD problems are, and as an introductory thought, wondered if "Jack of all trades master of none" (John Gower) was the first literal description of medieval ADHD (only an amusing thought, not serious). Oct 26, 2019 15:03:55 GMT
bearzoo33: Hey ADHD Dudes. Anyone else feel there is NO PROPER place where recently diagnosed ADHDers can hang out together? Meeting in a Costa Coffee central London feels a little backwards. Anyone keen to start a movement with me? Oct 25, 2019 16:59:20 GMT
urcapable: Hi everyone. I've just started a blog where I will be talking about the ways I have coped with ADHD and dyslexia. Come and have a look leave some comments and ask some questions. urcapable.com/ Oct 22, 2019 12:16:55 GMT
paulfcb: Hi. I'm new to this forum having been recently diagnosed at age 55. It explains a lot about me. Does anyone have any tips about whether or not to take medication. My psychiatrist has prescribed Medikinet XL. What are your experiences people? Oct 20, 2019 20:24:31 GMT
clbp: Hello, Ive just joined the group..... so I need to navigate around and find out some btis Oct 18, 2019 12:50:46 GMT
adhdnoob: hi... just registered. 54 yo. Diagnosed last autumn. Always struggled - now I know why! Still not used to/settled on meds Oct 9, 2019 19:32:43 GMT
biopsych: Just joined the forum and awaiting a diagnosis. Looking to perhaps go private but restricted by cost. Looking to gain some insight into living with ADHD. Sept 22, 2019 18:17:43 GMT