Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
This is a podcast to help give information on mental health matters and the mind with the host and a variety of specialists in different specialties of Mental health. As well as tips on helping loved ones and yourself to have amazing mental well-being and mind.
United States
13 episodes
since Oct. 31, 2018


What are the disorders of activity and attention? Listen in to find out about how these disorders are diagnosed and treated. Dr Lade explains the varying behaviours and actions that can be indicators for individuals with these disorders and the positive actions that can be taken to support those with ADHD on a daily basis. KEY TAKEAWAYS What are the disorders of activity and attention? The world health organisation’s classification groups the disorder as hyper connective disorder and children with the disorder will present as having  Difficulties with activity, Difficulties with attention and Difficulties with impulsiveness. What causes this disorder? This is a complex disorder, genetics play a part and maternal lifestyle is also related to it but not a cause. Other factors linked to the disorder are environmental triggers. How does ADHD present? There is usually a high level of activity along with a lack of attention and challenges around impulsiveness. It can be seen in a variety of way, lack of focus for a task, poor planning, jumping from task to task and not listening to instructions. In each of the subgroups, there will be a more dominant behaviour exhibited When the individual is observed closely the other behaviours become more visible. How is ADHD diagnosed? There are a lot of aspects that need to be identified. Usually, a diagnosis requires reports from 2 separate settings often the home and school or work. Observations from different professionals form the basis of a multi-disciplinary meeting where the individual expectations and the support that can be offered is reviewed. This process can be lengthy but when a diagnosis is made the next step is to offer interventions that will support the individual with daily challenges. It’s very important for everyone around the individual to understand the disorder and the difficulties they are experiencing. BEST MOMENTS ‘It is more common in boys’ ‘It is very common for these individuals to have a lack of any sense of danger’ ‘Most teenagers are disorganised and it’s important to differentiate this’ ‘When they don’t understand what they have been asked to do they cannot focus’ ‘Someone who is anxious can be quite fidgety’ ‘Certain environments and triggers can make children feel uncomfortable’ ‘You want them to achieve the best they can’ ‘In different age groups, there are different presentations’ ‘Just break the activity into small chunks’ VALUABLE RESOURCES https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/our-mental-health-matters-podcast/id1440736608?mt=2 ABOUT THE HOST Dr Omalade Amaka Abuah is a Specialist Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the National Health Service (NHS). She is a medical doctor with a passion for mental health matters in children and adolescents. Dr Lade aims to reach out to everyone and encourage learning about mental health through the Our Mental Health Matters Podcast. A better understanding of mental health is the first step in helping your loved one cope with mental illness, improve their mental health, and live their best life. CONTACT METHOD https://twitter.com/omoladeamaka https://www.linkedin.com/in/omolade-abuah-1a3b13169/  
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