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Welcome to the Adult ADHD Support community!

We’re very glad you have chosen to be a part of our community. The Adult ADHD Support community supports adults affected by ADHD. Whether you have ADHD or are a parent, caregiver, family member or friend of someone with ADHD, we hope this community is a safe and supportive place for you to share your experiences and find information and support.

This community is moderated by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) .

You can find out more about CHADD by visiting our website at A link to the site is in the Contact Us section on the right side of the community site.

The Adult ADHD Support community is part of HealthUnlocked, a network of over 200 conditions and wellness communities from organizations you know and trust. By using HealthUnlocked (HU) you are accepting these posting guidelines and agree to HealthUnlocked’s site Guidelines and Terms of Use. Members of the Adult ADHD Support should read HU’s Guidelines in conjunction with the Adult ADHD Support Community Guidelines outlined below.

HU Community Guidelines:

HU Terms of Use:

Below are the Adult ADHD Support Community Guidelines, which are aimed at creating and maintaining a safe and supportive community for all of our members. Many of HU’s guidelines are repeated here.

Professional Health Information:

The Adult ADHD Support Community strives to provide useful, up-to-date information on matters of concern to individuals living with ADHD. The information posted on this site should not be used as a means of diagnosis, determining treatment, nor replace the relationship between you, your doctors and other healthcare professionals. For diagnosis and treatment options, you are urged to consult your physician.

Community Atmosphere:

The Adult ADHD Suppor Community is a safe, supportive, informative, and friendly community for people affected by ADHD. Your participation in this community should be with respect, honesty and in the spirit of supporting and learning from fellow members.

Please note that members may be located worldwide. As such, details on approved medications, treatment protocols, healthcare, insurance, and other related topics may differ and should always be verified depending on your specific location.

Posting Content (Posts/Questions/Replies/Private Messages):

Content posted by individual members does not represent the views of HealthUnlocked or CHADD.

Posting content on this community is taken as your agreement to post information that is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge, and is primarily drawn from personal experience. You are encouraged to post content about your own experience, ask questions, and offer support and advice.

Content should never be abusive, derogatory, sexually explicit or suggestive, or deliberately misleading. If you believe someone else’s content violates this rule, please report it via the “Report Abuse” option or via the “Feedback” button. Content that is felt to violate this policy will either be edited or removed. All feedback reports are read by moderators and it is their judgement on what action, if any, is taken.

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Any content posted on this community can be read, used, reproduced, and cited by other users of the site. You have the option to delete content you posted.

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Moderating Content:

Content posted on this community is moderated by HealthUnlocked and CHADD. Moderation occurs only after content is posted.

Moderation helps maintain a safe, positive environment for all members of the community. Content may be edited or removed to ensure that the community remains supportive and responsive for all members.

The community is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Moderation occurs after posting and primarily between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM BST Monday through Friday.


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In this community, there may be discussions of health-related issues and sharing of personal information.

Please note that the Adult ADHD Suppor Community is an open site, meaning that any posts are searchable by internet search engines and can be shared via social media platforms. If you would rather your content was not searchable or shareable, you can select the visibility status of your post as visible to “Only followers in my community” before you click submit.

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MichelleMorris profile image

As my daughter gets older, she is 13, how do you talk to parents of her friends that don't have ADHD? Because of her impulsiveness, it's hard to explain her actions sometimes. I don't want them to feel like I'm making excuses for her actions, but understanding that her actions are sometimes affected by the ADHD is important to me and for her self-esteem. Thoughts? Suggestions?

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Faithfull in reply to MichelleMorris

I have ADHD I'm adult diagnosed at 40yrs old I fought for me daughter from 2yrs old she was diagnosed at 19 by same dr I went threw hell and back knowing she had it but my ADHD is worste than hers .

Yes we do make excuses when they never had friends

Ect it's hard but I have 5 kids and she is most loyal thank god you no her diagnosis it may slow down as she gets older but I can only say that as boys normally have it girls in my family .

My daughter as she was that age they seem to be worse sometimes as puberty I wish u all the best things are hard enough I no what it's like as your a mum and true I love her but at times I can't stand the winding up even though I do same .but I have terrible confused as well then everyone is especial Drs but no matter how bad things are that's when ADHD people who ain't digging at the same time are really caring. My daughter makes the excuses for me . Hope you get a reply that actully makes more sence than mine

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I never see any response to my posts or even see them posted. What am I doing wrong?

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djtomarPartner in reply to lost2bfound

Do you see this reply?

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lost2bfound in reply to djtomar

Yes. I guess I am doing it right. Am I? Thanks.

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Would like to see your video, but I can't find it.

clarkrand2021 profile image

I'm 55 years old and all my life having all these ideas racing thru my mind, so I was never ever able to complete anything I started but My Therapist suggested I have it so I went to my shrink put me on 30mg of Adderal twice a day and everything changed, all my I suffered from terrible anxiety. I have been taking 4 2mg Xanax all this time, now I rarely need to take any. I've gone back to School

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i am in

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Got it!

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