Listen to “Beyond Genes: How Environment and Lifestyle Impact ADHD” with Joel Nigg, Ph.D.

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Joel Nigg, Ph.D. explains how to the science behind ADHD is rapidly advancing and how genes and the environment interact.

In this episode:

  • New scientific findings about the importance of environment in brain development and ADHD
  • How ADHD relates more to self-regulation than it does to hyperactivity or inattention
  • The latest research regarding the interplay of genes and environmental factors
  • How the ADHD brain connects and wires itself
  • How chemical pollutants may affect a child’s predisposition toward ADHD
  • How sleep and exercise grow the brain’s network connections
  • How lifestyle changes can improve your child’s journey with ADHD

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Listener testimonials:

  • “Lots of great info. Some very specific (i.e., dosage suggestions for supplements), which I appreciate. Thanks.”
  • “He had a much better bedside manner voice than I anticipated. He was knowledgeable without sounding like he was judging us as parents or educators trying to learn more to help more children.”
  • “This was very practical. I left feeling hopeful that a routine can be put in place before and after school. It was nice to hear more about sleep specialists and medications in regard to sleep/diet/behavior.”

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