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Depression and TMS with Michelle Marques

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In this week’s episode we are thrilled to chat to Michelle Marques about her experience with depression and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, plus a million other things. Michelle is an Autistic and ADHD writer with a background in journalism and a Master’s in African American studies. Her writing and research focuses on gender, sexuality, race, neurodiversity, and pop culture. 


We chat about:


  • Michelle’s experience of learning about her neurodivergence and the hidden cost of ADHD for high achievers.
  • Codeswitching, the privilege of authenticity, and intersecting identities as an Autistic person and as a cultural minority.
  • Michelle’s experience of depression and how she differentiates between depression and burnout as a neurodivergent person.
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
  • Things Michelle has found helpful for managing her mental health.


You can find Michelle’s writing on her Substack “Neurodivergent Black Girl” and you can follow her on Instagram @michellemar.ques. 


Update! An American psychologist has reached out and let us know that TMS can be covered by Medicare in some cases in the USA. Here's some more information on that


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