ADHD: Controversy, Key Research Findings, Rising Prevalence, and Promise

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 2:00 pm EST
Meet the Scientist - January 2021

Dr. Stephen Hinshaw will discuss the many controversies surrounding attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), basing the presentation in scientific findings rather than the myths that so often surround the topic. Included will be processes underlying ADHD, prevalence in males vs. females, risk for long-term impairments, the role of school policies in predicting rising rates of diagnosis, and a brief summary of effective treatments.

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Presented by 
Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.
Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.
The University of California, San Francisco / The University of California, Berkeley

Professor of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychology

Professor of Psychology

2019 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Research

Dr. Stephen Hinshaw received his A.B. from Harvard (summa cum laude) in 1974 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1983. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Langley Porter Institute of the University of California, San Francisco, in 1985. His scholarship focuses on developmental psychopathology, multimodal treatment strategies for youth with externalizing disorders (focusing on the family and peer-related processes that produce optimal change), and mental illness stigma. He has authored over 360 articles and chapters plus 12 books, including (with Richard Scheffler) The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance (Oxford University Press, 2014), and (as sole author) Another Kind of Madness: A Journey through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness (St. Martin’s Press, 2017).

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy Award-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.