“Genes and the Environment: How Biology and Exposures Contribute to ADHD in Children” [Video Replay + Podcast #433]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#433), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on November 30, 2022.

Episode Description

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

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on November 30, 2022, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

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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