In episode 280 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Dr Ashar Khan, Specialist Psychiatrist, QLD ADHD & Neurosciences Clinic. ADHD Exercise & Sport in this Expert Edition
Dr Ashar Khan is a Specialist Psychiatrist, Director and Founder of Queensland ADHD and Neurosciences Clinic. Dr Khan first recognised the vast prevalence of undetected ADHD during his addiction training. Dr Khan observed similar patterns of lack of recognition, early detection and diagnosis, a one-stop specialist platform for early diagnostic detection and treatment intervention specifically for ADHD, autism or other specific learning disorders. Queensland ADHD and Neurosciences Clinic was set up as a novel unique clinic allowing top experts in neurodevelopmental disorders using a cutting-edge scientific approach in keeping with modern research and international guidelines.
Dr Khan is a Sub-Specialist in Neurocognitive Disorders for children, adolescents and adults, offering expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders including Aspergers, specific learning deficits and the dual diagnosis of Neurocognitive Developmental Disorders co-existing with addiction behaviour.
During this episode Dr Khan outlines the prevalence of ADHD in society and amongst athletes, how to diagnose ADHD and what are the three key attributes or characteristics of the ADHD brain. Dr Khan shares around the biology of the ADHD brain and explains why it is that the ADHD brain will always crave dopamine, why ADHD brains are not necessarily addicted to exercise, but rather will display or exhibit addictive behaviours and why it's important to make that distinction. Dr Khan explains the pros to being able to hyper focus that come alongside the ADHD brain, and the cons and he shares why it is that ADHD sufferers so often experience depression and anxiety.
Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Dr Khan’s Education and Training
- What is ADHD and its Core Features
- Difference between ADHD and ADD
- Prevalence of ADHD and ADD – Diagnosed and Non Diagnosed
- What is Dopamine and its importance with ADHD
- How is ADHD managed?
- Sleeping Patterns
- Manifestations that are helpful of ADHD – (Gift or Burden?)
- ADHD/ ADD interpretation in athletes
- Tops Tips for Practitioners in Diagnosing ADHD
- Advice on people addicted to exercise
- Physical Challenge
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“The art of ADHD diagnostics is to rule out what actually is ADHD.”
“If a child is angry, its probably because they’re ADD and they’re exhausted so don’t push them at that time.”
“ADD Coaching is very good for cognitive kind of aspects of ADD.”
“The problem with the ADD mind is, the more tired the body is, the mind is more active.”
“The higher the complexity combined with sports is going to have a much cognitive performance.”
“People with ADHD are trying their best.”
“The addictive capacity is not an addiction, it’s an addictive behaviour.”
“After your morning exercise/sports session, sit down 90 minutes afterwards and give yourself the physical challenge of being in a boring place with nothing else to do, succumb yourself to boredom and see if the mind is settling - figure out if you enjoy yourself.” – Physical Challenge
3 Core Features of ADHD
- Problems with Inhibitions
Tops Tips for Practitioners in Diagnosing ADHD
- Get to know your people
- Talk to them
- Look at their effort in their life
To follow Dr Ashar Khan
06:28 Dr Khan’s Education and Training
10:21 What is ADHD and its Core Features
15:45 Difference between ADHD and ADD
18:45 Prevalence of ADHD and ADD – Diagnosed and Non Diagnosed
25:13 What is Dopamine and its importance with ADHD
29:05 How is ADHD managed?
35:25 Sleeping Patterns
53:32 Manifestations that are helpful of ADHD – (Gift or Burden?)
59:50 ADHD/ ADD interpretation in athletes
1:03:30 Manifestations on those who exercise and how ADHD affects them when they stop
1:11:47 Tops Tips for Practitioners in Diagnosing ADHD
1:18:34 Advice on people addicted to exercise
1:22:36 Physical Challenge
- American former competitive swimmer
- American former professional basketball player
– Clinical Psychologist, ADHD research
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