DiscoverThe Clear Health Podcast005 - ADHD in Children with Dr. Stephen Faraone
005 - ADHD in Children with Dr. Stephen Faraone

005 - ADHD in Children with Dr. Stephen Faraone

Update: 2024-01-31


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Stephen Faraone is a Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York. He is also Senior Scientific Advisor to the Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He is Program Director for the educational websites and and President of the World Federation for ADHD. Prof. Faraone has been ranked as a highly cited researcher in the top 0.01% of scientists across all fields and in 2023 ranked as the 80th best scientist in the world, and 57th best in the United States, according to He is a recipient of numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics and the Paul Hoch Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Steve Faraone discusses various aspects of ADHD, including its genetic component, misconceptions about its causes, and the role of stress in its development. He explains the importance of executive functioning and the criteria for diagnosing ADHD according to the DSM-5. Dr. Faraone also highlights the long-term effects of untreated ADHD and the benefits of medication in managing the disorder. He emphasizes the challenges faced during transition periods and the need for comprehensive treatment approaches that address social components. Additionally, he discusses the formation of the World Federation of ADHD and the issues surrounding the World Health Organization's recognition of ADHD medications. The conversation covers topics such as political influence on medications, the perception of ADHD as a disorder, focusing on strengths, and ADHD resources.

Key Takeaways

- ADHD is just one aspect of a person's identity, and individuals with ADHD have many other positive qualities.

- Medication works well but you also have to improve life skills that may have been missed in early development. Political influence can impact the availability and accessibility of medications.

- is a valuable and highly credible resource for evidence-based information on ADHD.

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005 - ADHD in Children with Dr. Stephen Faraone

005 - ADHD in Children with Dr. Stephen Faraone

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