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Andrew
03-08-03, 03:29 PM
We have heard many times in the past, that there are few local resources in the United Kingdom ("UK") for information and treatment of AD/HD. In fact, it is very difficult to get your child diagnosed as AD/HD in the UK. I will be pulling together some information for this forum, and hope to be introducing a local UK Moderator for this group soon :)

In the meantime, here are some interesting UK links on AD/HD:

Milton Keynes ADHD Family Support Site http://www.mk-adhd.org.uk/
Is primary care ready to take on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/3/7/abstract
British Council http://www.britishcouncil.org/health/themes/insight/april01/brief.htm

kitty_kaht
03-09-03, 10:27 AM
Hiya ,guess I am the local .I can offer a little advice on how to go about getting your child diagnosed in the uk,if you feel that add/adhd might be affecting your childs education or well being.First and foremost it is a good idea to talk to your childs teacher or head teacher if you feel that they are having problems with concentration and/or behaviour at school,the school doctor is also a good person to have on side,and they will generally offer a hearing test before refering your child to a family G.P or Child and Family Psychologist.From there the Psychologist will gather information from school ,parents and any other organisations involved with your child,The psych will have several consultaions with you and your child,where they will observe your child in order that they can make an educated diagnosis,you will then be given several options on what you can do next,medication etc.....I do however recommend that any parent reads up as much literature as they can soak in about add/adhd and different ways of coping,so that you too can make a decision on where to go next after the diagnosis is made.There are several good books available from local libraries, a very good one to start with is 'Understanding add' by Dr Chris Greene........and by the way ,you might find that proffesionals use the term HYPERKINETIC DISORDER ,which actually is add/adhd, just the british terminology.feel free to post questions and I will do my best to help in any way I can.

irish_lady4
03-12-03, 08:20 PM
Hi if anyone comes in looking here from N.Ireland i would love to know if there are any support groups around the Belfast area, were parents that have kids with add can go and chat?? thanks
irish_lady4

Andrew
03-12-03, 09:15 PM
Here you go, Lynne :)

NORTHERN IRELAND

Belfast, Sarah Salter, Tel:028 9028 2371 - Belfast
Email: norman@niadhd.org.uk
Website: http://www.niadhd.org.uk/


Enniskillen, ADDult Support, Laura Murphy, Tel:01365 329102

Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
Beacon House
80 University Street
Belfast BT7 1HE
Phone: 028 9032 8474
Fax: 028 9023 4940

Belfast
Sarah Salter
Tel:01232 282 371 2
Dundela Ave, Belfast BT4 3BQ

irish_lady4
03-13-03, 07:15 AM
huggssssss big
thank u so much
Lynne

saacha
03-13-03, 10:01 AM
Read a brill book by Dr chris greene and Dr kit Chee its called understanding adhd. Everything from diagnosis to medication really good.

kitty_kaht
03-13-03, 02:36 PM
welcome saacha.........it is indeed a great book