"I'm a clinical psychologist who does research and provides treatment for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and related problems, especially for those with high IQ. I am Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and have published four books about ADHD, the most recent are Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD and A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments.
My presentation at the conference in Athens will describe how scientific understanding of ADHD has changed dramatically over recent years. It is now clear that ADHD is an inherited disorder of the brain's management system. It affects 5% to 8% of children and often, though not always, persists into adolescence and adult years.
The most puzzling fact about ADHD is that those with this disorder can pay attention very well to a few activities which strongly interest them, but are often unable to get themselves to focus on other tasks that they know are important.
This presentation for parents, educators, psychologists, and medical professionals will explain why increasing numbers of individuals throughout the world are being diagnosed and treated for ADHD. It will also include information about how those with ADHD can be helped to fulfill their potential. More information about Dr. Brown and his work is available at www.DrThomasEBrown.com."