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The ADHD Explosion: The Facts Behind the Rapid Rise in Diagnosis

In his expert webinar, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw discusses the spike in ADHD diagnosis in recent years and what it means for your child.

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Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Department Chair from 2004-2011, and is vice chair of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology—peer and family relationships, neuropsychological risk factors, pharmacologic and psychological interventions for children with ADHD, assessment and evaluation, conceptual and definitional issues, mental health problems in teenage girls, the stigmatization of mental illness, and international training efforts. Dr. Hinshaw has written nine books, including The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today’s Push for Performance.

In his free webinar, Dr. Hinshaw addresses the following points...

  • One in 20 kids were diagnosed with ADHD in the 1980s and ‘90s. One in nine are diagnosed with the condition today.
  • Too many diagnoses of ADHD are made on the basis of a 10- to 15-minute visit to a pediatrician’s office, without the doctor taking a thorough history.
  • Government policies, like No Child Left Behind, are a major force in the rise in diagnosis and ADHD prescriptions written.

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