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Saturday, 6 May, 2023

What does it mean to be neurodiverse in medicine? – Stanford Medicine

Neurodiverse people, who have cognitive differences that are often diagnosable, constitute one of the largest minority groups in the world — about 20% of the global population, according to the National Autistic Society. Neurodiversity includes people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and autism.

Nearly all practitioners see neurodiverse patients, but studies have shown that many physicians lack the practical knowledge to best support such patients’ needs. At Stanford Medicine’s fourth annual Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine on April 22, participants addressed the problem, discussing how to support providers and students with a variety of disabilities and conditions, train providers to care for patients with disabilities, and conduct disability research.

Read more at: 
https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2023/05/03/what-does-it-mean-to-be-neurodiverse-in-medicine/
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