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ADHD, Medication, and Academic Achievement among Elementary School Students: An Important Component of Long-Term Success in School and in Life


by Richard M. Scheffler & Stephen P. Hinshaw July 23, 2009

In this article, the authors argue for an understanding of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder that includes lifting the stigma of both diagnosis and of treatment programs that include psychostimulant medications.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 23, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15726, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 8:26:52 PM

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  • Richard Scheffler
    University of California, Berkeley
    RICHARD M. SCHEFFLER, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds the Chair in Healthcare Markets & Consumer Welfare endowed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California. He is director of The Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research as well as director of The Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare.
  • Stephen Hinshaw
    University of California, Berkeley
    STEPHEN P. HINSHAW, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.A. from Harvard College (summa cum laude) and his doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA. He was a post-doctoral fellow at UC-San Francisco and has been on the Berkeley faculty since 1990. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology, with emphasis on peer and family relationships, neuropsychological risk factors, pharmacologic and psychological interventions for children, assessment and evaluation, conceptual and definitional issues, and the stigmatization of mental illness. He has directed summer research camps and conducted longitudinal studies for boys (and, more recently, for girls) with ADHD and related disorders for more than 25 years.
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