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About admin

admin, Dave, David, planetdave, le grande fromage (LGF) – it’s all me.
I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2006 and usually take medication. My path to diagnosis was so painful that I swore I’d do whatever I could to make things better for other ADHDers.

ADHD Action

A new advocacy has launched in the UK – ADHD action. Lend them a hand – supply an ADHD story, put a few £££ their way – check out their website for ways to help or just spread their name … Continue reading

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Bacteria Causes ADHD! (no they don’t)

Recently a fascinating report appeared in the medical press about how gut bacteria play a part in ADHD. I nearly spat my drink onto my keyboard (I really need a waterproof keyboard). Gut bacteria? ADHD? What a complete load of … Continue reading

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Declaration – a play.

Art with Heart are touring Declaration – an exploration of one person’s experience of growing up with mental health issues. Let me amend that….. growing up neurodiverse ( info on neurodiversity). Those with keen memories might remember that I wrote … Continue reading

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Rory Bremner on BBC Horizon

Rory Bremner has made a series of programs about ADHD, and his relationship with it, over a few years. This particular time it’s a ‘Horizon’ documentary – it explores some of the whys and wherefores of ADHD. It’s very accessible … Continue reading

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Dr Temple Grandin Changed My Life

Many, many years ago I watched a strange documentary about an awkward woman who understood animals, and who noticed that a proportion of them relaxed when in a ‘crush’ (a machine designed to hold them still, with gentle pressure). She … Continue reading

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Fun For ADHDers

And many others. It’s just a bit of light relief, and many symptoms can occur in ‘normal’ people (see a psychiatrist for details).   Thanks to TotallyADD for not suing us 😀   LGF

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ADHD Child vs. Non-ADHD Child Interview

A video by ‘My Little Villagers’ An excellent depiction of how self esteem/self awareness get damaged very early on.   LGF

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DECLARATION. A play at The Lowry, Salford, June 2016

LGF TURNS THEATRE CRITIC   (darling) Performed in the round in The Lowry’s studio space, so capacity was not much more than 100, which makes it incredibly intimate. And then Sarah arrives onstage, which significantly ups the ante. It was … Continue reading

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed

An article by Travis Bradberry. click on this link LGFs comment I was quite happy with my medication because it kept me on track where I usually veered. I changed to another because it promised better emotional intelligence…and it worked*. … Continue reading

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The Emotional Distress of Living With ADHD

It’s a blog; always worth seeing how everyone else does it. click this link  

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