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Dietary Influences on Behavior Problems in Children

Research has established that increased intake of processed sugars and fast-food consumption has been correlated with a higher risk for ADHD and behavioral disturbances in children. There is also evidence implicating the role of food sensitivities to proteins found in dairy and wheat that can trigger symptoms of irritability, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. This webinar will distinguish the clinical characteristics between food sensitivity vs. food allergy, and guide participants on how to interpret functional medicine testing results to make appropriate dietary and treatment recommendations.

James M. Greenblatt, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer at Walden, where he oversees eating disorder programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut ( He is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry departments at Tufts Medical School and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He is the author of six books: Answers to Anorexia (2011), The Breakthrough Depression Solution (2012), Answers to Binge Eating (2014), Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (2015), Nutritional Lithium: The Cinderella Story (2016), and The Breakthrough Depression Solution 2nd eds. (2016). His latest book, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD, will be available Spring 2017 (