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Create an ‘Adult ADHD strategy’ to improve diagnosis and treatment

Submitted by Christopher Healey on Monday 11th July 2022

Published on Monday 18th July 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 18th January 2023

Current Signatures: 3,225
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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6 Months ~ ADHD ~ Create ~ Criminal ~ Debt ~ Divorce ~ Exercise ~ INCREASE ~ independence ~ massive ~ month ~ Moral ~ NHS ~ risk ~ The Govt ~ Time ~ Unemployment

Petition Action

Create an ‘Adult ADHD strategy’ to improve diagnosis and treatment

Petition Details

The Govt should create an adult ADHD strategy, informed by an independent review of NHS diagnosis and treatment, to:

Additional Information

- Diagnose by lowering assessment wait time to 6 months; give pre-diagnosis support
- Inform patients & public about adult ADHD & end discrimination
- Support patient self-management

Neglecting adults with ADHD is damaging to both the individual and society. These adults deserve and are entitled to support.
Particularly for undiagnosed or untreated ADHD, research shows an increased risk of:
debt, divorce, suicide, unemployment, addiction, criminal conviction, educational and career underperformance - further burdening society and damaging others.
Diet, exercise, meditation, coaching all help greatly.
Act now and save society the massive moral and financial cost of inaction.

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