Psychiatry, Neurodiversity & EDS – ADHD, Autism, Anxiety…

Hypermobility, Psychiatry, and Neurodiversity:

  • 2021 Research Paper – Connecting brain and body: Transdiagnostic relevance of connective tissue variants to neuropsychiatric symptom expression by Sharp et al – here.
  • 2021 podcast with academic psychiatrist Dr Jessica Eccles – here.
  • 2016 Nationwide Swedish study on association between EDS, Autism, ADHD, depression etc. – here.


  • A 2021 retrospective study by Kindgren et al. on 201 children found a strong association between HSD, EDS and ADHD.
  • EDS Summer Conference – July 2020 presentation slides by Consultant Psychiatrist Dr James Kustow on Neurodiversity – Supporting People with ADHD
    Alternatively, the video can be viewed via this link by scrolling down to “Session 18”.
  • Also a YouTube video by Dr Kustow discussing the potential links between hypermobility, dysautonomia and ADHD. Link here.


  • 2020 open access research paper by Casanova et al highlighting the relationship between Autism and EDS/HSD.

Anxiety and Hypermobility:

Hyper/hypo activity, Inattention, Speech, Communication, Sleep, Feeding and Social Problems in Childhood

  • A connective tissue disorder may underlie ESSENCE problems in childhood by Baeza-Velasco et al (2016) [free full text pdf]