Dr. Hinshaw discusses the BGALS research study which reveals an astonishing increase in ADHD diagnoses in women. He shares the special problems and impairments girls and women experience, in part, due to pressures and expectations of society. He shares the statistics gathered in his longitudinal study that reveal alarming rates of suicide attempts and self-harm in young women with ADHD. He also touches on the stigma associated with mental illness.
About Steve Hinshaw, Ph.D.
Stephen Hinshaw is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and also Vice Chair for Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his B.A. from Harvard (summa cum laude) and, after directing school programs and residential summer camps, his doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA.
His work focuses on developmental psychopathology, clinical interventions, and mental illness stigma, with a major focus on ADHD, particularly in girls and women. He received a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley’s Division of Social Sciences in 2001. His Teaching Company (‘Great Lecture’) series, “Origins of the Human Mind,” was released in 2010. His research efforts have been recognized by the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2015), the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (2016)—its highest award, for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research—and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (2017).
He has been featured regularly in the media, including the New York Times, the Today Show, the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, and many more.