Talk: ADHD in Women: Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed
January 16, 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrom £12.69
ADHD is a hidden disorder in girls. In childhood, about 5 boys are diagnosed for every 1 girl. This becomes 1:1 in adulthood as women come forward for a diagnosis. Symptoms of ADHD and functional impairments usually become prominent for girls during puberty but are much more obvious later in life, especially during educational and social transitions.
ADHD is now thought to exact a greater toll on women than it does on men, especially since the condition has only until recently been framed as exclusive to men and boys. There is little doubt that a femme perspective is needed in the conversation around ADHD. Women have laboured with restrictive gender roles, alongside fluctuating hormones, self-doubt, self-esteem, and exhaustion. They deserve a better understanding of how ADHD may affect them and the tools or strategies they can use to thrive in day-to-day life.
Doors open at 7 pm, talk starts at 7.30pm – come down early to grab a bite to eat down stairs in the main bar!
Dr Jane Sedgwick-Müller is a senior lecturer, researcher in adult ADHD and an advanced mental health nurse practitioner. She is also an ADHD psychosocial therapist/coach, executive board member of the UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN), and professional advisory committee member of ADDISS: The National Charity for ADHD Information & Support. Her PhD project with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, focused on the impact of ADHD on the educational outcomes of university students with ADHD and usefulness of disability support in promoting positive learning experiences. She has presented at conferences around the world and published some of her work. She has received the Royal College of Nursing 2020 Muriel Fleet Award for outstanding achievement in professional development, and the 2020 Genius Within Award for Neurodiverse Research of the Year, sponsored by Microsoft.
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You can reserve a table to dine in the main restaurant downstairs, before heading upstairs to the talk. You can book your table for dinner here: Book a Table – Hen & Chicken