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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.

A Different Way Of Thinking

An article by Ant Smoothey     Fig 1 – I’m pretty certain a picture of my brain would look at least this goofy! I’m ok with being weird but I’m not sure I can pick a flavour My name … Continue reading

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The Establishment Wants To Kill You

Usually I’m full of praise for ambulance crews – going into the unknown where violent drunks make their lives hell, not to mention the cutbacks. And I’m not going to be over critical of them. Or the police. The individuals … Continue reading

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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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