Looking for adults with formal ADHD diagnoses

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  • #118048


    Hello everyone,

    My name is Charlie. I’m looking for research participants as part of my Masters dissertation in Psychology of Education at the University of Bristol.

    The purpose of this study is to explore how adults with formal ADHD diagnoses make sense of their ADHD and use this diagnosis to make sense of themselves. I chose to look into this because often research into psychiatric diagnoses focuses on cures and biological causes, without considering how diagnoses come to be understood, managed and interpreted by those affected. I became interested in this topic when I was diagnosed with ADHD myself.

    I’m looking to find participants who are over 18 and have a formal diagnosis of ADHD. I’m asking participants to complete a brief (up to 10 minutes) online survey and I will ask a smaller group to complete an interview with me.

    The survey link is below. For anyone interested in being interviewed, there is space in the survey below to leave an email address, from which I’ll contact you about a potential interview in Bristol. There is a full information sheet on the first page of the survey.


    If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me on the email address in the survey.

    Thank you very much in advance for your time

    Charlie Brown

  • #118892


    Hello Charlie,

    I was first given a diagnosis in the mid-1960’s, and again by professionals
    in 2010. I’ll be 60 in mid-July.

    Would someone of my age and life experience be of any help in your work?


    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  Dizzy.
  • #119139


    Charlie, completed your survey, however the last page “reset” itself just
    as I was finishing, and it wanted me to re-enter all that information
    again. The data was not included, and there is no way [in your program]
    for me to access that page again.

    It was a lot of typing, but if you believe it might be helpful please
    send me the page in an email and I’ll respond.

    Hopefully you will return and check this thread.

    • #122042


      Dear Mike,

      I’m so sorry the system reset itself, that’s very frustrating. I don’t want you to have to repeat the entire thing, but thank you very much for your participation. I am still looking for another participant to be interviewed online via Skype. If you are happy to be interviewed, please email me on charlie.brown.2018@bristol.ac.uk for more information.

      My sincere apologies in getting back to you. I did not realise this thread had space for replies.

      Many thanks

  • #119140


    I am a 60 yo women who was formally diagnosed at 50 y50. I lost my job because of my ADHD, I would be happy to assist you in your reseach.

    • #122039


      Dear Maleficent630,

      I’m so sorry to hear about how ADHD impacted your job. If you’re still interested, I would love to interview you online. My apologies for taking awhile to return to this thread, I did not realise there was space for responses.

      If interested, please feel free to email me on charlie.brown.2018@bristol.ac.uk

      Many thanks,

  • #119455


    Hi. I’m 68 years old and just diagnosed last year, but I can assure you ice had it all my life!

    I’d be glad to participate in your research.


  • #122041


    To all who are interested, I am now able to interview participants online via Skype.

    If you are an adult, who received your diagnosis of ADHD in adulthood, and would be interested, I can be contacted on charlie.brown.2018@bristol.ac.uk or via the survey here https://bristolexppsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b1nxDuVuyfXW017

    Many thanks
    Charlie Brown

  • #123399


    Hi Charlie,

    I have filled out your questions and sent you an email I hope the information helps your study.

    Please do email me if you need anything else.

  • #130923

    Miss Caraway

    I am female and was Diagnosed 6 months ago at age 62. It has been quite a revelation. Ive begun treatment and would be happy to participate. This may seem rather short but I am typing blind since I cannot see both the key board and the typed words at the same time on my phone.

  • #170064


    I am currently working on a paper that would need the help of some participants with Adhd.
    While I was looking through the additudemag.com forum I stumbled upon your post. I was wondering whether or not you found a sufficient amount of participants.

  • #170755


    Is this request still open?

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