Good News/Bad News re: ADHD Women & Girls – 2022



I begin with a focus on the long-term neglect of ADHD in girls and women in both science and clinical care. I then feature current information on both sex differences and the unique developmental pathways that girls with ADHD traverse on their way to adolescence and adulthood.



Stephen Hinshaw is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco. He focuses on developmental psychopathology (especially ADHD), clinical interventions, and reducing mental illness stigma. Currently, he serves as co-director of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center and heads the Awareness & Hope (stigma-reduction) arm of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge. He has authored over 380 articles and chapters plus 12books. His memoir, Another Kind of Madness: A Journey through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness, was awarded Best Book in Autobiography/Memoir by the American BookFest in 2018. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). A master teacher, Hinshaw received a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley’s Division of Social Sciences in2001 and the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award from Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California. He has received numerous national and international awards for research contributions, including the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health from the National Academy of Medicine (2020). He was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021. His work has been featured regularly in the media.

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