Neurodevelopmental disorders are a neglected area of mental health practice, little mentioned in recent government policy documents.
The evidence base is strong in theory but often hard to put into practice at the front line. Unhelpful misunderstandings and prejudices persist both in the general population and in professionals.
Dr. Max Davie talks about this, and how you can get involved in ACAMH’s Neurodevelopmental Special Interest Group and upcoming conference Assessment and diagnosis in children with neurodevelopmental problems
Dr. Max Davie
Dr. Max Davie is a consultant community paediatrician, working in Lambeth as part of Evelina London Community services. He has a special clinical interest in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions in school-age children. He is Officer for Health Improvement at the RCPCH, and trustee and founder of the charity ADHD UK.