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The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance (MLF)

The Commonwealth Club

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and...

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General Admission- Non-Member   more info Ended $20.00 $1.49
General Admission- Member Ended $8.00 $0.00
Student Ended $7.00 $1.17

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Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley; Vice-Chair for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF

 

Richard M. Scheffler, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Health Economics and Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Director, Nicholas C. Petris Center; Director, Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research

 

ADHD diagnosis is soaring, but is it a real psychiatric disorder — or a social construction used to label kids or adults who don't fit the norm? The speakers argue for the reality of ADHD, with clear biological underpinnings and documented impairments, but only if diagnosis is done carefully. Competition for admission to the best schools and high-paying jobs intensifies today's push for performance, fueling the ADHD explosion. Come hear a discussion of the high-stakes testing policies in schools, direct-to-consumer advertisements and the quality of diagnostic standards that could explain the sharp rise of ADHD and medication treatments.

MLF: Health & Medicine
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Bill Grant

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The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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