'Evolutionary Perspectives on Neurodiversity and Individual Differences' — Presentation, WPA Malta
I presented at the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) 2022 Thematic Congress on "New Horizons in psychiatric practice: Creative ideas and innovative interventions", from 10-12 November, 2022, in Malta. The presentation was based on my 'Specialised Minds' paper, published earlier this year.
This was my first chance to talk in person to an audience almost entirely composed of practicing psychiatrists. I was pleasantly surprised at their willingness to engage with evolutionary concepts, especially with those involved in pharmacogenetics (they had always wondered why these genetic differences persisted!).
It was also excellent to socialise with Riadh Abed, Henry O'Connell, Mohammed Abbas, and others, and to meet Markus Rantala. The Evolutionary Psychiatry Section had a good contingent of attendees. I'm looking forward to the next event!