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Ever wondered if diet really plays a role in ADHD? What about screen time? Is medication still the best treatment? Dr. Joel Nigg sits down with me today to talk about all of these things and many more. His most recent book presents the state of the literature on all things ADHD, from genes, to brain structure, to sleep, to parenting.
Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode
- Joel’s book (affiliate link)
- Joel’s website
- ADHD rating scale
- Conners 3
- Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
- ADDitude webinar on sleep
- Texas algorithm for medication progression
- Russell Barkley’s website
- William Pelham’s research
- Alan Kazdin’s website for more positive parenting
About Dr. Joel Nigg
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. He is the author of a recent book for parents that addresses lifestyle and environment approaches to ADHD, Getting Ahead of ADHD: What Next Generation Science Says about Treatments That Work—And How You can Make them Work for Your Child (New York, Guilford Press, 2017).
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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