Live Webinar on November 30: Genes and the Environment: How Biology and Exposures Contribute to ADHD in Children
Register below for this free expert webinar explaining how environmental risk factors can impact brain development in children with ADHD on Wednesday, November 30, at 1 pm ET. Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link as well!
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ADHD may be hereditary, but emerging research suggests environmental factors and experiences can affect a child’s development and behavior in ways that may last a lifetime —or may be reversible. We know that exposure to stress, adversity, and trauma as well as many other environmental exposures, affect how genes are influenced, or expressed. We also know that these environmental factors can affect the developing brain and make learning and behavior challenges associated with ADHD worse during the early and middle years of childhood.
These findings provide clues to maximize children’s health from before birth into childhood. Among the clues: certain lifestyle changes can slow or reverse the harm caused by stress and other toxic influences — and help to restore healthy development in children with ADHD.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How genetics influence ADHD
- About the environmental risk factors related to brain development and ADHD
- About the behavioral and learning challenges in children with ADHD that result from adverse environmental conditions
- How emerging research into environmental influences on a child’s brain development may inform prevention or new treatment
- How exercise, stress management, and lifestyle changes can benefit a child’s development and attention
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Joel Nigg, Ph.D., is a professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Director of the Division of Psychology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a leading researcher in the field of ADHD and the author of over 200 scientific papers related to the neuropsychological, cognitive, and temperamental correlates of childhood ADHD; to ADHD genetics; and to MRI-based research and theoretical interpretations of brain development in ADHD. He is the author of Getting Ahead of ADHD, a book for parents that addresses lifestyle and environment approaches to ADHD. (#CommissionsEarned) He also maintains a blog via Psychology Today. For more information, visit Dr. Nigg’s personal webpage here.
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Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.
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