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This webinar was presented live on February 16, 2023.
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of childhood's most common neurodevelopmental disorders. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. ADHD is a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD is a genetic and neurobiological disorder in which an imbalanced brain produces imbalanced behavior. Despite the rise in ADHD prevalence, recent reports illustrate how conventional treatment approaches fail to correct a poorly understood disorder. This presentation will overview augmented traditional approaches for ADHD. This webinar will review how commonly overlooked nutrient deficiencies can exacerbate behavioral symptoms and impede the therapeutic effect of pharmacological treatment. This presentation will explore how to test for and correct nutritional deficiencies commonly seen in ADHD, including Zinc, Copper, and oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). Explore a functional treatment model for ADHD emphasizing biochemical mechanisms and correction of nutritional imbalance to improve patient outcomes in this webinar by ADHD expert and author Dr. James Greenblatt.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.4.1, 8.4.2, 9.1.4
- Participants will be able to describe the root causes of ADHD and how they are addressed with the functional medicine approach.
- Participants will understand the relationships between ADHD symptoms and nutrient deficiencies, including Zinc, Copper, and OPCs.
- Participants will be able to implement nutritional augmentation strategies to minimize the side effects of commonly prescribed medications for ADHD and enhance outcomes.
James Greenblatt, MD
James Greenblatt is a clinical pioneer, health system leader, and medical education entrepreneur.
Dr. Greenblatt is recognized as a prominent authority on improving mental health outcomes by augmenting traditional psychopharmacological medications and psychotherapy with nutritional medicine and metabolic interventions. As a health system leader, he served for 19 years as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical Services for Walden Behavioral Health. During his tenure, Dr. Greenblatt played an instrumental role in Walden’s Medical staff training, psychiatric programming, and the success of the health system’s clinical strategies.
In 2019, Dr. Greenblatt bridged medicine, technology, and entrepreneurship to launch Psychiatry Redefined, a positive disruptor in digital education for psychiatrists and other mental health providers. Psychiatry Redefined responds to a national and international move toward more integrated models for mental health services. This realm of “integrative and functional psychiatry” is a knowledge gap for most traditionally trained mental health providers. By introducing groundbreaking research combined with evidence-based medicine and clinical studies, Psychiatry Redefined stakes new ground for a more personalized, precision medicine approach to mental health treatment and sustainable, positive mental health outcomes.
Beyond knowledge transfer, the eLearning platform includes tools for clinical application and advanced options for clinical supervision. Psychiatry Redefined’s content is now scaling through synergistic national and international medical education forums.
Dr. Greenblatt received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. He is a sought-after speaker for major behavioral health conferences around the world.
Dr. Greenblatt is the author of seven books, including Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD; Nutritional Lithium: A Cinderella Story; Answers to Anorexia; Integrative Medicine for Alzheimer’s; Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating; and Integrative Medicine for Depression, and Functional & Integrative Medicine for Antidepressant Withdrawal.