Queens Professor Takes On ADHD

May 29, 2009 | CUNY Lecture Series, Queens College

Prescription drugs can treat children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but, says Dr. Jeffrey Halperin, much more can be done. “Environmental enrichment, as well as physical exercise, improves brain growth,” said Dr. Halperin, Queens College distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Queens College Preschool Project, a federally funded research lab that works that examines the interplay of biology and environment on preschoolers. Dr. Halperin discussed his work in the final lecture of the Serving Science Cafe series, “Thinking Outside the Jack-in-the-Box: Novel Approaches to the Treatment of ADHD.”
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