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Diagnosing & Organizing ADHD Awareness in The United Kingdom w/ Dr. Lade Abuah

by Faster Than Normal

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:  DSM5 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? ref: Freeplay, A 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 [email protected] 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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