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Adaptive vs Maladaptive Impulsivity – Jaanus Harro MD PhD – New Brain Nutrition

The New Brain Nutrition project, a consortium of 18 European University Hospitals, has conducted clinical research on how lifestyle and nutrition effect mental health.

Jaanus Harro, MD PhD, Professor of Psychophysiology at the University of Tartu, discusses the longitudinal research (following participants from 15 years of age until 35 years) he had conducted on what he calls “adaptive” vs “maladaptive” impulsivity.  Impulsivity is a frequent symptom of ADHD.  

Learn the difference between adaptive vs maladaptive impulsivity and an example of how nutrition effects the type of impulsivity one might experience.