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Podcast with Dr Phil Boucher: The evolved neurodiverse advantages of ADHD and autism

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

Having only recently come out of solitude, this was a good chance to talk with Dr Phil Boucher, who is paediatrician in the US, about the strengths of ADHD and autism, the general thrust of my work over the last three years, and how a strengths perspective which refers to evolutionary theory has a chance to change our perception of these disorders, and the people who carry them.

Our conversation wasn't particularly technical, but emphasises a few important points: the lack of discovery of disease to explain these disorders, the absurdity of a school system which encourages us to all excel in every area when we all have individual strengths and weaknesses, and the place of these different types of minds in the world of our ancestors.


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