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Francesca
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I’d be happy to be involved. I’m based in Scotland where ADHD medications are currently a controlled drug when prescribed to adults. My GP refuses to take on the prescribing of my medications and won’t even take a meeting with me to discuss it despite my writing a very heartfelt letter to them directly. They clearly don’t believe that ADHD is a real condition and have no interest in learning anything about it. My story is pretty amazing in how the treatment has affected my life. I’m capable now of harnessing amazing skills that pre diagnosis I didn’t even know that I had. Anyone who hears my story completely changes their view of ADHD and their understanding of what it is, but with my doctors refusal to even hear me there’s nothing I can do to convince them them to support me. Right now I have to waste both my time and that of my psychiatrist is collecting my prescriptions from her office directly and taking them to be filled, which would be hard enough if I didn’t have ADD but is a real nightmare with it as I struggle to remember and keep a stable flow with my medication. Feel free to contact me.