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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 - 8 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

4,632 38,990 Intro & subjective experience of medication
by ADHD in Denial
Sept 22, 2021 20:57:01 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.

87 373 Cheshire - Getting a ADHD diagnosis - Advice please
by lavendarfiona
Sept 22, 2021 19:46:59 GMT
No New Posts Parents

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

235 1,823 Confusion over ADHD med prescription
by catb
Sept 22, 2021 11:21:31 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.

95 368 Positive Psychology Intervention for Wellbeing
by dmbeaton
Sept 10, 2021 13:18:44 GMT
No New Posts Spouses/Partners

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

162 1,302 My husband just realized he has ADHD
by Juliet Vijn
Sept 12, 2021 3:28:31 GMT


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acorn: Hi Rossall, I have been informally diagnosed by a psycho therapist but am a waiting list to see the specialist through my GP. I can’t get meds otherwise. My daughter is seeing a psychiatrist privately on Sat. It seems like a lot, out of the blue. Sept 21, 2021 14:50:52 GMT
Rossall: Hi acorn, well done for getting diagnosed are you on meds now? Sept 21, 2021 13:23:28 GMT
acorn: Hello everyone. I have just found out I have ADHD and my 6 year old daughter has an assessment for it on Sat. I’m feeling very overwhelmed by all of this and really needed some real stories that from real people. Sept 21, 2021 11:08:33 GMT
Rossall: Thanks for the reply. I was on Concerta about 6 years ago for a couple on months. It seemed to work at first but then wore off. Then I moved several times and changed GPs and have not been on it since Sept 18, 2021 16:18:44 GMT
liztopher: Rossall - yeah, the access to support sucks pretty hard. Potential way round it if your GP meant that they can't prescribe it in the first place, they could probably continue prescribing it if you were already stable on something? Sept 17, 2021 21:19:33 GMT
Rossall: GP says doctors in my town won't precribe ADHD meds so I need to see a specialist for which there's a 2 year waiting list. Oh well. Sept 12, 2021 13:16:32 GMT
Rossall: Hi everyone. Am hopefully getting back on Concerta XL if I can persuade my GP. Should help with my drinking. Sept 10, 2021 16:33:49 GMT
twistedpink: Hi everyone adult adhd came up yesterday with my therapist, he said I definitely display some traits.thought I'd do a bit of research and join this forum, hopefully gain some helpful tips. Have a great day! Sept 2, 2021 10:30:54 GMT
patrick: Hi new people, alexred, icecream99 and key. Really remember it feeling the way you describe, that sudden moment of revelation. Aug 26, 2021 11:21:57 GMT
key: I could cry with relief finally understanding that the underlying causes of my behaviours has a reason/origin. I look forward to speaking with you all. xxx Aug 25, 2021 11:34:59 GMT
key: Hi all, as ridiculous as it sounds, only recently have I actually researched and understood my own behaviours and linked them to ADHD. Have not approached GP, so self diagnosis as it stands. Aug 25, 2021 11:33:05 GMT
key: NEW HERE!! Aug 25, 2021 11:29:49 GMT
icecream99: Hi All - I just joined today and sent my first post - sending you all positive vibes and good to be here. Hi to you Atticus,Annie, Roland and Staff! 👋 Aug 17, 2021 22:49:24 GMT
kevinbrett: >:D Jul 26, 2021 19:53:37 GMT
alexred: new here, hello. Jul 18, 2021 13:00:02 GMT
magda: Sorry, I do not think I am using this forum well, I did not mean to reply but to send my message. Cannot delete it now (have been trying) Jun 27, 2021 13:15:30 GMT
magda: Hi all,
Please check out this two-part online event on sexuality in neurodivergent people! You may find it interesting.;
Jun 27, 2021 13:13:22 GMT
kevinbrett: Sofia Hi yes willing to help in still needed. 07551524813. Ka Jun 16, 2021 14:12:58 GMT
kevinbrett: Sofiavyas Ye can do if still interested ???? Jun 16, 2021 14:11:04 GMT
dariuso: Please see details in my post at Research Opportunities. May 10, 2021 9:15:13 GMT