Your ADHD History: Why it Matters Today – 2023

with Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.


Your ADHD shows up 24/7 every day, week, year but sometimes it is worth while to look back over your shoulder to examine more closely how ADHD has affected you throughout your life. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, prolific author and lead researcher on the sole longitudinal study of ADHD girls and young women, says ADHD for women has a long history of self blame and shame that may not have a place in your life today. This session also touches on parenting girls with ADHD with a top scientist who speaks to our hearts.


About Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Stephen Hinshaw is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco. His research focuses on developmental psychopathology, ADHD in youth and young adults, sex differences, and clinical trials. He also investigates mental illness stigma and means of reducing it.

He has authored over 410 articles, chapters, and commentaries plus 13 books. His memoir, Another Kind of Madness, was named Best Book in Memoir/Autobiography from the American BookFest in 2018. His latest book is Straight Talk about Girls with ADHD (Guilford, 2022).

Among his many national and international awards: the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award (Association for Psychological Science), Distinguished Scientific Contributions Awards (American Psychological Association; Society for Research in Child Development), Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation), and Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health (National Academy of Medicine). He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021. He is also the 2023 recipient of the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Association for Psychological Science. His extensive media coverage includes the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, Today Show, and many more.

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