Linking body and brain in neurodivergence: research findings relevant to clinical practice and improving health disparities

Dr Jessica Eccles, Carolina Baeza-Velasco, Dr David Moore

75 minutes


June 2022



In this symposium we will firstly explore new data that specifically link neurodivergence to increased risk of pain and fatigue and complex stress sensitive conditions at the boundary of physical and mental health, such as Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS (Dr Jessica Eccles). We will consider and propose potential mechanisms that link body to brain in neurodivergent individuals (Dr Carolina Beaza-Valesco). We will consider, what it might mean to have altered pain sensitivity and some implications of misinterpreting these data and consider evidence from recent studies seeking to identify differences in pain processing in autistic adults (Dr David Moore).

Chair: Dr Jessica A Eccles, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Complex chronic conditions: the connection with hypermobility and neurodivergence - Dr Jessica A Eccles, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Neurodevelopmental atypisms in the context of joint hypermobility, hypermobility spectrum disorders and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes - Carolina Baeza-Velasco, University of Paris, University Hospital of Montpellier, France

Pain in autism - Dr David Moore, Liverpool John Moores



Non-Member: £34

Member: £23

Higher Trainees/SAS Doctors: £18

Core Trainees/Subsided*/Retired/Medical Students/FY Doctors: £12



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