Listen to “Beyond Genes Part 2: How Sleep, Diet & Exercise Impact a Child’s ADHD” with Joel Nigg, Ph.D.

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Each year, new evidence shows the role that lifestyle factors play in the expression of ADHD symptoms — not to mention the development of brain circuits that support attention, executive functioning, learning, and self-regulation. Among the most powerful data is evidence changing the way we think about the role of sleep, exercise, and diet on a child’s development. In this webinar, we will briefly review the scientific studies demonstrating how sleep, exercise, and diet improve brain growth and help balance out the ADHD symptoms associated difficulties like emotional reactivity. We will focus on the best ideas emerging from this research, including ones you can implement in your life.

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on September 20, 2017. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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Updated on May 20, 2020