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Talk: The Science of ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World
May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFrom £12.93
A simple scroll through Instagram or TikTok and you’ll be left questioning: do I have ADHD? The rise in ADHD in adults is undeniable. But only over the last decade has ADHD been formally recognised in the UK. It has been suggested that about 1.5 million adults in the UK have ADHD but only 120,000 have been diagnosed. Waiting times to access an adult ADHD specialist clinic in the NHS can be up to 2 years or more. It’s hard to find support and help. From dopamine dips, hits and myths, how ADHD can present differently in women than men, and the neuroscience of neurodiversity; this talk is designed to give you an increased awareness and understanding of an ADHD brain. It will include advice and tips on how to navigate a neurotypical world as a neurodivergent person.
This talk will also highlight how society is demanding change. People are increasingly recognising and accepting neurodiversity and self-defining as neurodivergent. Surely, it’s time for the world to alter neurotypical societal standards as they are fast becoming outdated.
Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm – come down early to grab a good seat!
Dr Tomlinson is a Clinical Academic Psychiatry Fellow working at the University of Oxford. Having worked with and treated many adults with ADHD, she now focuses on targeted individualised treatment in mental health, particularly ADHD and mood disorders. Dr Tomlinson manages the Oxford Precision Psychiatry Lab (OxPPL) with Professor Andrea Cipriani and has been published widely in the field of mental health. In addition, working alongside Professor Samuele Cortese (ADHD international expert) at the University of Southampton on a number of projects examining the side effect profiles of ADHD medication and identifying treatment predictors in patients with ADHD.