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The Science of ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World

The Science of ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World

Event Time Wed 29th Nov at 7:00pm-Wed 29th Nov at 9:15pm
Event Location Hope Street Xchange, Sunderland
Event Price £13.50 + Booking fee (see below)
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The Science of ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World

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 since 2008 has adult 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 ADHD in real life. 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 Surely, it’s time for the world to alter neurotypical societal standards as they are fast becoming outdated.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!

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Dr Lucy Thompson is a research psychologist interested in early child development, neurodiversity, and parenting support. Her research work is driven by a passion for ensuring that all children and families can access the right services for recognising, understanding, and supporting mental wellbeing and functional difficulties associated with ADHD and related conditions. She is a chartered psychologist with a PhD in psychology and a master’s in public health. She currently works as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen Institute of Applied Health Science, is affiliated with the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Gothenburg University, Sweden, and has an honorary research fellow position at the University of Glasgow School of Health and Wellbeing. She has recently begun training as an ADHD coach.

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The speakers are brimming with knowledge - not just experts but leading researchers in their field. Seed Talks finds the best of the best, who not only make the sessions informative but super fun too, which is clear in how engaged everyone is in both the in-person and online talks - no small task for 100+ ADHD sufferers! And all for a fraction of the price of a coach! Have already told lots of friends about Seed Talks and would 100% recommend to anyone who has any interest in the subjects, I can’t wait to book onto more. - Liv H

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Hope Street Xchange
1-3 Hind St, Sunderland SR1 3QD, UK