Sam Chamberlain is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southampton, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. His research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of impulsive, compulsive, and behaviourally-addictive disorders. In particular, the research involves three main aims: (1) developing and validating clinical tools; (2) measuring cognitive problems and brain circuits that contribute (including vulnerability markers); and (3) improving existing treatments and developing new ones. Prof Chamberlain leads a Specialist NHS clinical service for Impulsive and Compulsive Disorders, and has published widely about these conditions.
Behavioural addictions and autistic traits – what do we know so far?
This talk will give an overview of the current understanding of the associations between behavioural addictions and autistic traits.