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Recorded: 7 Jun 2023


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Vic Alt-Wednesday webinar - June - ADHD in Women - Gender blindness in psych research

On-demand recorded 7 Jun 2023

There is growing recognition of the different mental health issues and requirements facing women. Prof Kulkarni believes women’s mental health is different from men’s needs due to biopsychosocial factors yet there is a paucity of research looking specifically at women. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in women is an example that has been widely reported in the media recently and hence GPs are reporting a significant increase in patient inquiries. However, work force issues mean timely diagnosis and treatment from specialist services is difficult to get and expensive for patients. General Practice is well placed to diagnose and manage ADHD however this is work in progress.

Learning outcomes

  1. Gain better Insight into issues with gender blindness in psychiatry research and its effect
  2. Obtain overview of issues in diagnosis of ADHD in adult women (as an example)
  3. Know where to access latest guidelines on ADHD diagnosis and treatment

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Dr Sally Cockburn

Dr Sally Cockburn is a practicing GP and health educator. She graduated MBBS from Monash University in 1982 and recently completed her Masters of Health And Medical Law from Uni Melbourne. Sally has also been a high-profile media presenter (Dr Feelgood) for over 30 years on radio, tv and in print. She has a strong commitment to Medical Education and has held various teaching positions. She is currently an adjunct Senior Lecturer in Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. She has a strong commitment to better health outcomes and social justice and behind the scenes has been involved in health policy and legislation reform. She has sat on some high profile not for profit boards Sally has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including a radio industry award for best documentary , the Monash University Alumni Service Award and in 2010 was inducted into the Victorian Women’s honour roll for harnessing the media to improve health communications. She is a sought after public speaker, MC and panel facilitator.

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM graduated in Medicine from Monash University in 1981 and became a Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists in 1988. She commenced her appointment as Professor of Psychiatry at The Alfred and Monash University in 2002. She founded and directs two research centres – HER Centre Australia and the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc). She is also Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Central Clinical School, Monash University - Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences. She has conducted ground-breaking clinical research and is internationally acknowledged as a leader and expert in the field of Women’s Mental Health, in particular, for her innovative work on reproductive hormones and mental illness. Her world-first research in hormones and mental health has led to the development of new treatments for women with mental ill health. She developed and launched Australia’s first women’s mental health hospital at Cabrini Health in September 2021. Professor Jayashri Kulkarni received an Order of Australia (AM) in 2019 for her services to Medicine.


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