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Coding and mental illness. A survival guide

Chris Ward

Being a coder with mental health problems has very unique challenges, especially if you don't know you have them. After 8 years of medication for depression/anxiety, Chris got his diagnosis for ADHD at the age of 37 and the treatment changed his life. In an industry that is rife with imposter syndrome and where mental health "quirks" are often perceived as professional flaws or gaps in knowledge, Chris will share his experiences and give concrete helpful suggestions to overcome these challenges, as well as explaining to "neurotypical" people how they can be better allies.