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Neurobiology and Comorbidities of ADHD Event

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Neurobiology and Comorbidities of ADHD Event

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 18:00 - 21:00 BST

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About this event

Mentis Clinic is a newly set-up psychiatry and neurodivergence clinic in Beverley serving Hull and East Riding & North Lincolnshire regions.

We are organizing this event for colleague GPs in the regions that our clinic will be providing services to raise awareness about neurodivergence across the age range.

The highlight of the event is the keynote presentation on Neurobiology and Comorbidities of ADHD which will be delivered by Prof. Sandra Kooij, who is world expert on ADHD and is based in the Netherlands.

There will also be a second keynote presentation by Carl Mumford, serving police officer at the Met and also Cofounder of ADHD Alliance who will provide an overview of ADHD in the criminal justice system.

Brief presentations will be provided by Mentis Clinic consultant psychiatrists Dr. Faisal Shaikh and Dr. Bisharda Angom who will each provide overview of neurodivergence across the age range.


18:00 – 18:30


18:30 – 19:00

Overview of Neurodivergence in Children and Adults

Dr. Bisharda Angom and Dr. Faisal Shaikh

Overview of ADHD and ASD in Children and Adolescents as well as in Adults
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Dr. Bishard Angom

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Angom is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She has several years of experience of working at a senior level with children and adolescents and their families, mainly within the NHS.

Dr. Angom completed her core training in Psychiatry and higher specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the UK, gaining membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005 and CCT in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2008. She is a registered medical practitioner with the GMC with a specialist registration in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Angom also has additional qualifications and experience in Paediatric medicine.

Dr. Angom is highly experienced in the assessment and management of children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties including ADHD, ASD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, OCD and emotional and behavioural problems. 

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Dr. Faisal S. Shaikh F.R.C.Psych

Consultant Psychiatrist (Adult ADHD and ASD)

Dr Shaikh is a Consultant Psychiatrist (Adult ADHD and ASD)

His clinical approach is patient-centric and holistic through combining neurobiological and psychodynamic thinking. His specialist area of expertise is Adult Neurodivergence and in particular ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In addition to his excellent English communication skills, he possesses fluency in Arabic, Dutch, Sindhi, and Urdu.

Dr. Shaikh trained in Medicine at Dow Medical College (Karachi, Pakistan) qualifying in 1999. He is a Hull and East Yorkshire trained psychiatrist. He is certified in General Adult and Rehabilitation Psychiatry from Yorkshire Deanery (2007). He has a couple of Masters of Science degrees in Population Health and Medical Leadership respectively. In 2015 he received a Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych).

19:00 – 19:30

ADHD in Criminal Justice System

Carl Mumford

ADHD Criminal Justice System
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PC Carl Mumford

University Support PC

Carl has been a Police Officer for 14 years and now understands why the thrill of chasing criminals made him think clearer. He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 31 after a lifetime of symptoms came to a head after sustaining injury at work. Carl recognised that he became reliant on alcohol and other repetitive behaviours in a bid to satisfy his ADHD.
His ADHD drove him to sink into large amounts of debt through impulsive spending, a lifelong behaviour that now had a reason. At his lowest he made a decision to drive to Beachy Head to take his own life, this was a turning point where medication and understanding of ADHD changed his life.
He is now determined to ensure that others recognise the impact of untreated ADHD in the police and the criminal justice system. He is passionate about using his experience to change the lives of other within the ADHD Alliance support group.

19:30 – 21:00

Keynote Presentation on Neurobiology and Comorbidities of ADHD

Prof. Sandra Kooij

1. What is ADHD – Neurobiology of ADHD and prevalence among different age groups (17 min) 2. Symptoms of ADHD – Binge eating (14 min) 3. Assessment of Comorbidity – Hormonal mood changes in women with ADHD across the lifespan (14 min) 4. Q& A (30 min)
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Prof. Sandra Kooij


Prof. JJ Sandra Kooij is a psychiatrist specialised in ADHD in adults and elderly. She is affiliated with Amsterdam University Medical Center/VUMc and with PsyQ, Dutch Expertise Center Adult ADHD in the Hague, the Netherlands. 

She founded the European Network Adult ADHD as well as the DIVA Foundation that distributes the Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in adults (DIVA-5) in currently 29 languages

She is the author of several books on adult ADHD, a.o. a handbook for clinicians, ADHD in adults. Assessment and treatment, 4th ed., at Springer, 2019. 

She investigates sleep and health in ADHD, ADHD in women and in people above 60 years of age. 

She has more than 25 years of experience in clinical practice as well as in education of professionals and the general public. 

Neurobiology & Comorbidities of ADHD (Prof. Sandra Kooij - Netherlands)

Evening Medical Meeting on Neurobiology and Comorbidities of ADHD across the age range for GPs in Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire.

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