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Broadcaster, John Offord chats to people from all walks of life about the different ways our brain can work and interpret information. Neurodiversity highlights that people naturally think about things differently. We have different interests and motivations, and are naturally better at some things and poorer at others. Most people are neurotypical, meaning that the brain functions and processes information in the way society expects.

Produced by John Offord (www.johnofford.co.uk) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/differentminds/support

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Broadcaster, John Offord chats to people from all walks of life about the different ways our brain can work and interpret information. Neurodiversity highlights that people naturally think about things differently. We have different interests and motivations, and are naturally better at some things and poorer at others. Most people are neurotypical, meaning that the brain functions and processes information in the way society expects.

Produced by John Offord (www.johnofford.co.uk) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/differentminds/support

    Neurodiversity and Intersectionality

    Neurodiversity and Intersectionality

    Broadcaster John Offord chats to Dr Nancy Doyle, CEO and Founder of Genius Within about Neurodiversity and Intersectionality. Nancy has worked with thousands of clients from Access to Work, to blue chip boards and within the prison service.  Nancy won Public Policy impact of the year at the BPS division of Occupational Psychology in 2019 for her working lobbying the DWP and several APPGs to take an evidence based approach to neurodiversity inclusion. See www.geniuswithin.co.uk


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    • 27 min
    Untangling the ties between Autism and OCD

    Untangling the ties between Autism and OCD

    Broadcaster John Offord chats to Chris Pittenger, Director of the OCD Research Clinic at Yale University in the USA about how Autism and OCD interact — and how they differ. Those distinctions could be important not only for making correct diagnoses but also for choosing effective treatments. People who have both OCD and autism appear to have unique experiences, distinct from those of either condition on its own. You can read more here: https://www.spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/untangling-ties-autism-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/




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    • 37 min
    A conversation with Francesca Happé

    A conversation with Francesca Happé

    Broadcaster John Offord chats to Francesca Happé, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in London about how people with autism experience the world around them and how our understanding of autism has developed over the past 30 years. 






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    • 40 min
    Male Suicide

    Male Suicide

    Broadcaster John Offord chats to writer, mental health campaigner / advocate and freelance media consultant, Richard Taylor about male suicide to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the biggest killer of men in Britain between the ages of 20 and 50, but we don’t seem to talk about it.  You can read Richard's article in the Guardian here https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/15/we-need-to-talk-about-male-suicide-celebrities-vulnerable

    For more support, please see:

    CALM tackle male mental health issues, with a deep focus on preventing male suicide:

    www.thecalmzone.net

    Whatever you're going through, Samaritans will face it with you (24 hours a day, 365 days a year):

    www.samaritans.org

    Developed by the Zero Suicide Alliance, the free, online training takes around 20 minutes and is designed to show how to have a direct and honest conversation about suicide and mental health with friends and family. 

    www.zerosuicidealliance.com/training






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    • 35 min
    An interview with Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

    An interview with Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

    Broadcaster John Offord chats to award winning author, Steve Silberman who was once haunted by the question: Why have rates of autism diagnosis increased so steeply in the past 30 years? To solve that medical mystery for his book, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, Silberman went back to the first years of autism research, where he uncovered a series of events -- some long forgotten, and others deliberately buried -- that required the history of autism to be rewritten. Neurotribes was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2015, and has received wide acclaim from both the scientific and the popular press. You can visit Steve’s website here: https://www.stevesilberman.com/


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    • 55 min
    The Two Faces of Narcissism

    The Two Faces of Narcissism

    Broadcaster, John Offord chats to Debbie Mirza, author of The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist and Linda Barnes, Admin for the Healing After Experiencing Covert Passive-Aggressive Narcissism Facebook Group about the differences between overt and covert narcissism. You can read more here www.debbiemirza.com


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