“Secrets of the ADHD Brain: How Brain Imaging Helps Us Understand and Treat Attention Deficit” [Video Replay & Podcast 282]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#282), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on January 15, 2020.

Episode Description

The medical community has made significant strides in understanding how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) affects the brain. In the first part of this webinar, learn about recent advances in the neuroscience of ADHD from Dr. Jonathan Posner, who will use MRI studies to show how neural systems and brain regions differ in individuals with ADHD versus those with a neurotypical brain, and how ADHD treatments impact those brain systems. He will also discuss different approaches to studying the ADHD brain, including structural MRI, functional MRI, and brain connectivity techniques.

In the second part of the webinar, learn about common ADHD myths and misconceptions — and how the latest research helps to dispel them. Lastly, Dr. Posner will talk about the increasing rates of ADHD diagnosis in the U.S. and neuroscience’s efforts toward better detecting and differentiating the condition.

In this webinar, you will learn from Jonathan Posner, M.D., about:

  • How research is changing the way the world sees ADHD
  • How new research in neuroscience is shedding light on the ADHD brain
  • Which tools neuroscientists are using to better understand ADHD 

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Jonathan Posner, M.D., is the Suzanne Crosby Murphy Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, where he directs an MRI research laboratory dedicated to the study of ADHD and related behaviors. He is board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, has treated adults and children with ADHD for more than a decade, and has received numerous awards, including the Campaign for America’s Kids Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the Gerald L. Klerman Award from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). His research has received continuous support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as several foundations, such as the Edwin S Webster Foundation and ADHD. Dr. Posner’s research is widely published in prestigious scientific and medical journals such as JAMA and Lancet. Dr. Posner is a paid consultant for Takeda and Aevi Genomics.| See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

  • “This webinar was highly educational, yet easy to understand, well explained. Thank you!”
  • “The medical background was very interesting and informative.”
  • “Probably the best webinar I’ve seen on the subject.”

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