From 2019 to 2021, there was a 3200% increase in women who took online ADHD tests. The condition presents differently in girls and women, and as a result often flies under the radar - with boys being 3-7 times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.
This talk will explore how women and girls with ADHD are missed, misdiagnosed and misunderstood. We will discuss important topics such as adult ADHD, getting diagnosed later in life and insights from research exploring the real lived experience of women and girls with ADHD. You will learn why women and girls with ADHD present differently to males - including the popular notion of ‘masking’.
This event will have an emphasis on taking control of your journey, improving your understanding of ADHD in women and girls, and how to move forward with self-acceptance, compassion and implementing positive change.
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.