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Live Webinar on November 30: Genes and the Environment: How Biology and Exposures Contribute to ADHD in Children

Not available November 30? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.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:Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.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

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