PhD position to understand potential reasons for delayed ADHD diagnosis in females

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and highly impairing neurodevelopmental disorder that is associated with life-long adverse social, educational, and health outcomes. Diagnosis of ADHD is often delayed and may even be missed entirely in many females. Even when recognised, treatment with ADHD medication can be further delayed or not provided for females with ADHD. This delay and inequality in access to clinical care is likely to have a negative impact on the mental health and wellbeing of affected individuals and increase the costs of social and healthcare services. Delayed recognition of ADHD could be due to compensatory factors or coping strategies that mask ADHD difficulties and may be more common in females than males. These could include learning adaptive skills that improve difficulties associated with ADHD or strategies used to manage emotional dysregulation and social consequences such as peer rejection. This is an important area of research that has received little attention in ADHD to date.

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BGA 2022 COVID-19 Related Information

We are looking forward to seeing you all next week!

We are encouraging all attendees to wear masks during the conference. We do not expect speakers to wear masks during their presentations, and of course masks will come off during eating and drinking (during breaks, lunch, and the dinner banquet). Please be aware of this and feel free to avoid situations that make you uncomfortable.

We will follow requirements put in place by the LA health department. You can stay up to date on these requirements here: and here:

Masks are currently required on public transportation. It is possible that LA will adopt a mask requirement during the conference and some businesses in LA may require masks so we would advise everyone to make sure they bring masks and proof of vaccination with them to the meeting.

We also ask that you please maintain safety with social distancing and be respectful of others. For indicating level of comfort with distance/contact, we’ll have traffic light color-coded lanyards (green, yellow, red) for people to select when they pick up their badges. Red will indicate that the person is opting for no contact and requests more distance. Green indicates that the person is comfortable with less distance. Yellow will indicate that you should ask before standing close in conversation.

Finally, please self-monitor and do not attend the conference if you are experiencing COVID symptoms, including sore throat, fever, body ache, etc.
If you need to obtain a COVID test during the meeting you can find information on testing locations here:

Thank you for your consideration of others! We look forward to a safe and exhilarating conference!

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Post-doc, University of Colorado Boulder (USA)

We are recruiting highly motivated late stage graduate students or Post – Doctoral researchers with experience in programming, statistics, and/or genetics to help us develop methods to elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits using genome-wide data. This NIH funded work is being conducted at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), University of Colorado Boulder (PI Matthew Keller) in collaboration with Peter Visscher and Jian Yang at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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