The Link Between Hypermobilty, EDS and Neurodivergence

The Link Between Hypermobilty, EDS and Neurodivergence

By Kate Moryoussef

If you've had ongoing and unexplained chronic pain, fatigue, gut issues, dizziness, anxiety, dislocations, sprains or aching joints, you may be interested in this week's episode discussing the intersection of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Hypermobility and neurodivergence.

This week’s ADHD Women's Wellbeing Podcast guest is Dr Jessica Eccles, a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the Department of Neuroscience. Her research is on brain-body interactions, particularly related to joint hypermobility. She is an adult liaison psychiatrist and consultant in the Sussex Neurodevelopmental Service and co-lead of their Neurodivergent Brain Body Clinic.

On today's ADHD Women's Wellbeing Podcast, Kate Moryoussef and Dr Jessica Eccles talk about:

What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)The symptoms, challenges and advantages of hypermobility The link between (H)EDS, hypermobility and ADHD/neurodivergence Side effects of hypermobility The interlinks of hypermobility and neurodivergence Hormones, EDS and hypermobility frequency in women and how it presents differently in men Fibromyalgia, hypermobility and ADHD connectionsPregnancy and hypermobility Diagnosing neurodivergence and hypermobility Making daily tasks and exercises more mindful to improve chronic painLong covid, fatigue and hypermobility Using pilates to build a stable core to help with hypermobility Protecting ourselves from burnout

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Kate Moryoussef is a women’s ADHD Lifestyle & Wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner helping overwhelmed yet unfulfilled (many with ADHD like her) women find more calm, balance, health, compassion, creativity and clarity. 

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