In this podcast, Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, and celebrated author discusses ADHD and provides a general overview of child development.
Dr. Bertin has studied extensively in the area of developmental-behavioral pediatrics, early on at Cornell University and the UCLA School of Medicine, then wrapping up his pediatric training at the Oakland Children’s Hospital in Northern California. He followed this education with a fellowship in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Bertin provides an extensive overview of ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). He talks in detail about ‘executive function’ and how skills/areas such as attention, emotion, behavior, time, and others are managed. He describes how the genetics are crystal clear on ADHD, as clear as a genetic map for height would be, plain as day. He goes into detail about the many contributing factors that exist and the long list of ways that parents can help decrease symptoms, such as controlling diet and sleep in a healthy way. Dr. Bertin is noted for authoring the books, How Children Thrive and The Family ADHD Solution.
Wrapping up, the pediatric doctor provides further details on the symptoms of ADHD that parents can look for. And he talks about the more internal types of ADHD that could go undiagnosed until later in a child’s life.