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The ADDitude editorial team, Scientific Advisory Board, and Medical Review Panel are dedicated to creating quality, science-backed content that adheres to the highest editorial standards. Our content is created by qualified writers and medical professionals, fact-checked, and reviewed by leading clinical practitioners and researchers within the field of ADHD. Following publication, our content is regularly revisited and updated for quality and reliability by our team of experts.
All our writers and team members are trained to adhere to strict editorial standards and journalistic principles. Content that provides health-focused guidance is thoroughly researched, and sources are vetted to ensure they are recent, authoritative, and credible. Our team rely on peer-reviewed studies, government organizations, medical associations, research institutions, and medical professionals, for our sources. The studies, scientific papers, and statistics we draw upon can be found in the footnotes at the bottom of these articles.
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Through this process, we uphold our values of credibility, objectivity, and accuracy, and provide comprehensive guidance on how to live your happiest and healthiest life with ADHD.
The board-certified medical professionals with whom we work review ADDitude articles, symptom tests, and webinars — bringing their unparalleled clinical experience, authority, and personal understanding to benefit ADDitude’s readers. Together, our expert editorial team and panel of leading clinical practitioners and researchers in the field of ADHD and related mental health conditions are passionate about helping readers make informed decisions about their health and well-being through evidence-based, accurate, and up-to-date content.
Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 21 books, plus rating scales and clinical manuals. Dr. Barkley has presented more than 700 invited addresses… Click for full bio
Carol Brady, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Carol Brady is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Houston, Texas. She is also a specialist in school psychology and an expert in the areas of ADHD, children, families in trauma, and Tourette’s Syndrome. She received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and she is currently… Click for full bio
Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Brown is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. Dr. Brown was awarded by the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and has been inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame… Click for full bio
William Dodson, M.D.
Dodson ADHD Center
Greenwood Village, CO
Dr. Bill Dodson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 23 years. He has written on how the basic research on ADHD can be applied to everyday clinical practice. Dr. Dodson is currently in private practice in Denver, Colorado, at the Dodson ADHD Center… Click for full bio
Ann Dolin, M.Ed.
Ann Dolin, M.Ed., has more than 20 years of teaching, tutoring, and consulting experience. In 1998 she founded Educational Connections, a tutoring company that has grown to employ 200 tutors and has worked with over 8,000 students in the Washington, D.C. area. Her first book, Homework Made Simple, won the… Click for full bio
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Lives in the Balance
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the author of the well-known books The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and the originator of a model of care emphasizing collaborative resolutions to the problems contributing to children’s behavioral challenges. He is also associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at… Click for full bio
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
The Hallowell Center
Dr. Ned Hallowell is a practicing psychiatrist and founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Massachusetts, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. A former instructor of Harvard Medical School, he is the author of 20 books, including the bestsellers… Click for full bio
Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.
University of California
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… Click for full bio
Peter Jaksa, Ph.D.
Peter Jaksa, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and former president of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). He is the author of the book Life With ADHD. Dr. Jaksa has over 30 years of experience working with people with ADHD of all ages, and is an adult with ADHD himself… Click for full bio
Peter Jensen, M.D.
The REACH Institute
New York, NY
Dr. Peter Jensen is president and CEO of The REACH Institute (Resource for Advancing Children’s Health), a non-profit organization he founded in 2006 to disseminate evidence-based interventions for child and adolescent mental health. He has previously served as the head of child psychiatry at the… Click for full bio
Harold Koplewicz, M.D.
New York University Medical School
New York, NY
Dr. Harold Koplewicz is the founding president of the Child Mind Institute, an independent nonprofit dedicated to treating children struggling with mental health and learning disorders. He has been repeatedly recognized in America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America and New York Magazine’s… Click for full bio
Sandy Newmark, M.D.
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA
Sandy Newmark, M.D., is the head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine where he specializes in the treatment of autism, ADHD, and other developmental or chronic childhood conditions. He is the author of… Click for full bio
Michele Novotni, Ph.D.
The Villages, FL
Dr. Michele Novotni is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ADHD. She is the former president and CEO of the national Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), an inspiring speaker, bestselling author, psychologist, coach and parent of a young adult with ADHD… Click for full bio
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in treating ADHD, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also specializes in… Click for full bio
J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program
J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous professional and scientific articles and book chapters, and has lectured internationally on various issues related to adult ADHD. He is the author… Click for full bio
Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D. a clinical neuropsychologist for over 30 years, is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, in the Department of Psychiatry, where he supervises young psychologists and psychiatry interns. He is the author of Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD & LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It… Click for full bio
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