AUTISM & ADHD EXPLAINED WITH DR JOEY LAWRENCE | This week we are joined by fellow neurodivergent and clinical psychologist, the wonderful Dr Joey Lawrence. Joey strongly believes in advocating for neurodivergent people, which is shown through her online presence. Her TikTok content speaks volumes to her desire and ability to break down misconceptions and reduce harm that may face the autistic community.
Our conversations ranged from self diagnosing autism, to co-occurring diagnoses, hyperfixations, autistic burnout, dating whilst autistic and more. You won't wanna miss this interview!
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Music in this episode from Epidemic Sound:
_91nova - Dusk To Dawn
Cushy - Laughing
Ran the Man - Lakehouse
A P O L L O - Lights Bright
Love Beans - Love To Be Around You
BLUE STEEL - Offshore
Nbhd Nick - Staircase
King Sis - My/Your Place
0:00 - Joey's Intro
0:18 - Intro & Acknowledgment of Country
1:06 - Life Updates
6:22 - Plugs
7:35 - Welcome to the show Dr Joey Lawrence
8:40 - Diagnosing autism, shame, women & autism
12:10 - Hyperfixation
15:30 - Co-occurring diagnoses with autism, stigma, self diagnosing
23:30 - Trauma and neurodivergence, social cues & interaction
32:00 - The double empathy problem
35:45 - Is everyone actually on the spectrum?
39:30 - Autistic burnout and surviving university
52:20 - Dating whilst autistic
55:50 - Joey's fundraiser & plugs
58:47 - Outro