neurodiversity

The Evolution of ADHD: The advantages of wandering attention

This article by Justin Garson has been published in Psychology Today. It begins: “ Attention -deficit/hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) is often described by psychiatrists as a neurodevelopmental disorder, one marked by inattention, disorganization, and impulsiveness. In contrast, some psychologists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists see…
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The Neurodiversity Paradigm in Psychiatry: Robert Chapman, PhD

Subtitled “Is neurodivergence to be cured or is it a healthy part of our social ecology?“, this interview with philosopher Dr. Robert Chapman is conducted by psychiatrist Dr. Awais Aftab and has been published by the Psychiatric Times: “Aftab: Let’s start…
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Helping People Thrive 2020

This booklet – subtitled “Stories and Lessons in Transforming Care” – has been authored by Alicia Wood, with editing and contributions from Baroness Hollins, David Nuttall, David Towell and Bob Tindall, and design by Henry Iles. The publishers say: “These stories…
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People with autism are being locked away in institutions. A radical change is needed

This article comes from Dr. Sheila Hollins and has been published in The Guardian. It begins: “When people like my son go into crisis there is a high chance they won’t be supported at home – not because they can’t be…
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Diverted: A journey of resilience to the newest frontier of inclusion

This book has been written by Roxanne Hobbs. The publishers say: “Roxanne and her husband were blindsided when their son’s schoolteacher suggested that their five-year-old was autistic. In a five-minute meeting, the shift from confident parents of a ‘normal’ child to…
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Why is neurodiversity classified as a mental illness?

Neurodiversity refers to the different ways that the mind can work and interpret information. Some people naturally think about things differently. We all have different interests and motivations, and are naturally better at some things and poorer at others. Most…
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Neurodiversity – the key that unlocked my world

This 18 minute video features Elisabeth Wiklander, speaking at a TEDxGöteborg event. The preamble says: “What do you think about, when you hear the word, ‘autism’? No diagnostic manual can truly explain the multifaceted experience of autism. It’s a neurological…
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The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain

This book has been written by Thomas Armstrong. The publishers say : “ADHD, dyslexia, autism: the number of illness categories listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the last fifty years. With so many people affected, it is time to…
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