Podcast 447: Addressing Adolescent ADD & ADHD with Child Psychiatrist Dr. Sami Timimi
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist, professor, mental health advocate and author Sami Timimi about the dangers of pathologizing childhood, the myths surrounding ADHD, a better way to approach children’s mental health, and more. This is part 1 of a 2 part series I am doing with Dr. Timimi, so be sure to tune in again soon when part 2 is released!
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2:00 Sami’s amazing work
3:10 The failures of the current mental healthcare system
6:11 , 24:00 Why we urgently need to redefine mental health culture
12:18 The reality behind mental health diagnoses
20:00 The circular thinking that defines current mental healthcare
26:10 How little we actually know about mental health
28:50 The commodification of human emotion
32:30 Pathologizing mental health from youth & its consequences
37:16 , 50:55 The myths surrounding ADHD
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