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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 and Driving in Great Britain (not Northern Ireland)

The below is a commentary on the information given on GOV.UK, the official website of the UK government. Quotations from the website are given in italics. I’m a diagnosed ADHDer that loves driving. In the 1990s I became an Approved … Continue reading

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UK Survey of Adult Services

Yes, I know you’ll see the dread words of ‘children’ and ‘adolescents’ – but this is all about adults, or anyone 18 or older 😉 It really does take five minutes – I did it myself (why do so many … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I need to post something, now and again, to remind people that this page is still ‘live’. It’s hard – the interweb is awash with ADHD stuff and I have little faith in my opinion, so don’t publish trivia from … Continue reading

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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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