Dr. Lade Abuah is a Specialist Registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry; or in American parlance- a Medical Doctor with a passion for children & mental health.
She’s the host of Our Mental Health Matters Podcast, a member of the Royal College Of Psychiatry and today we get to talk about her experience in working with kids who have ADHD/ADD living in the United Kingdom! We exchange and compare notes about social stigmas, teaching methodologies, and ways of increasing education & awareness. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter and Lade discuss:
1:44- Intro and welcome Dr. Abuah!
2:15- What do you see as some of the biggest differences between how ADHD is viewed in the UK versus the US? ref: DSM-5 versus ICD-10 classifications
3:14- Do you think ADHD is as common in the UK as it is in the US?
4:15- How did you end up working in child Psychology/Psychiatry?
4:45- How would you explain an ADHD diagnosis to a parent for the first time?
6:40- Is there a movement of awareness happening in the UK? ref podcasts w/: Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Danny Meyer. ref: STOMP, & Dr. Abuah’s podcast “Our Mental Health Matters”
9:42- Do you see physical fitness come into play when you’re working with children?
10:19- Are the schools in the UK becoming more adaptable to those with ADHD/ADD?
11:15- Some studies show that when recess is increased from 15m a day to 90m a day, ADHD students experience dramatic benefits. Is there anything like this happening in the UK? Freeplay Houston School specializing in ADHD
12:20- Is the National Health Service looking at ADHD more than they were say, five years ago?
13:06- How can people reach you if they want to find about more? Mental Health Matters Podcast, Twitter @OmoladeAmaka
13:41- Thank you Lade and Thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening! You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. Also at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
14:00- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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