Depression in Autism and ADHD: What do we know?

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In this ‘In Conversation’ podcast, Dr. Lucy Livingston provides insight into the comorbidity of Depression in Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Autism.

Discussion points include;

  • The prevalence of ADHD and Autism.
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders and comorbidity.
  • Depression in ADHD and Autism – how common is it, how does it present, and what does the research tell us about this association?
  • Why might depression in neurodevelopmental disorders be rarely addressed in clinical guidance and research priority documents?
  • How depression in ADHD and autism is currently assessed and treated in young people.
  • An insight into what Lucy will be covering in her 10-minute talk on 11 May.
  • What CAMH professionals should take from the podcast and the upcoming talk.

Lucy will be presenting a talk on the same topic, entitled ‘Depression in Autism and ADHD: What do We Know?’, at the JCPP Advances 2023 Lecture series ‘What the research tells us; Anxiety, Neurodiversity, Suicide, and Genetics’. This FREE online event will be held on 11 May to celebrate the work of ACAMH’s open access journal, JCPP Advances. Book now to attend for FREE.

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Dr. Lucy Livingston
Dr. Lucy Livingston

Dr. Lucy A. Livingston is currently a Lecturer in Psychology, based in the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), Kings College London. Following training at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the IoPPN, she was a Waterloo Foundation Research Fellow at the Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute at Cardiff University. Her research uses interdisciplinary methods to understand neurodevelopmental conditions across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in cognition, mental health, and resilience processes in autism and ADHD, as well as research that is co-developed with neurodivergent people.

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