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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Jan 20, 2021

My guest this week is Dr. John Ratey, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Ratey has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 11 books including the groundbreaking ADD-ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD. With the publication of "Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain," Dr. Ratey established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. His new book, “ADHD 2.0” delves into new science around ADHD and essential strategies for thriving with distraction from childhood through adulthood. Recognized by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America”, Dr. Ratey has been honored by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society as "Outstanding Psychiatrist of the Year" for advancing the field. He and his work are frequently profiled in the media, where he’s been featured in a wide variety of broadcast and print media.

In this episode, Dr. Ratey and I discuss the growing diagnosis of ADHD in children and adults and effective strategies to help them thrive. Backed by research, Dr. Ratey reveals key correlations in the brain's networks and demonstrates how important human connection, daily environment, movement, meditation, and medicine can be to support its attention and focus. 

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