Does toxic pollution cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What about screen use? Are alternative treatments worth exploring? Can dietary changes help? From leading ADHD researcher Joel T. Nigg, this book presents exciting treatment advances grounded in the new science of epigenetics-how genes and the environment interact. Distinguishing unsupported, even dangerous, approaches from bona fide breakthroughs, Dr. Nigg describes specific lifestyle changes that have been proven to support the developing brain. Vivid stories illustrate ways to maximize the positive effects of healthy nutrition, exercise, and sleep, and minimize the damage from stress and other known risk factors. The book will help you figure out which options hold the most promise for improving your child's symptoms and overall well-being-and gives you step-by-step suggestions for integrating them into daily life.
Joel Nigg, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and research scientist who has been studying children's developmental struggles for over 25 years. He is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University and lives in Portland, Oregon.
Educated at Juilliard, Paul Costanzo brings the sensitivity and nuance of a classical music background to his twenty-five-plus years of voice acting, and AudioFile magazine has called his narration "superb."