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TALK : The Science of ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World
February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrom £12.88
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 increased awareness and understanding of an ADHD brain. It will include advice and tips on how to navigate a neurotypical world as a person who is neurodiverse.
This talk will also highlight how society is demanding change. People are increasingly recognising and accepting neurodiversity and self-defining as neurodiverse. Surely, it’s time for the world to alter neurotypical societal standards as they are fast becoming outdated.
Doors open at 7pm and talk starts at 7:30pm – Come down early to grab a good seat!
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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.