The Genetics of Attention Deficit

Although attention-deficit disorders are largely environmental, there is a huge genetic piece that can help guide effective treatment. By evaluating and understanding the genes, SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and typical genetic variability among our population, providers can guide treatment effectively for long term success. This lecture will highlight specific genes and their actions, and optimal treatment modalities to provide the greatest success in treatment.

Kendra Becker-Musante, BSN, MS ND, APRN

Dr. Kendra Becker is an integrated physician, practicing for over 10 years. She is Connecticut’s “4A Specialist” (asthma, autism, allergies, atopy/eczema). She holds an ND degree and MS, APRN . She is board certified in both areas. Her specialties include MTHFR, fertility and treatment of “the 4As” (asthma, autism, allergies, atopy/eczema). Dr. Becker focuses on primarily treating the pediatric population and their parents. Dr. Becker is adjunct Faculty at 2 prominent universities, where she teaches concussion education to physicians and precepts student doctors and nurse practitioners. Dr Becker lectures all over the country on topics such as autism, the immune system, MTHFR & genetic mutations that have health implications and “Keeping Healing in the Home” Dr Becker is the author of “A Delicious Way to Heal the Gut” and is planning for a second book to be published in early 2018.