Genetic, Biological, & Environmental Risk Related to Inattentive & Impulsive Behaviour

Stephen Hinshaw

Addiction, Social Policy, Brain Architecture, Air Traffic Control

October 2013

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD (Professor, University of California, Berkeley) shares evidence of multiple factors underlying inattention and high impulsivity, which combine to create the ADHD syndrome. He highlights distinct precursors and outcomes, describing the interaction of developmental and contextual influences, including genetics, biology, parenting, school policies, and cultural values. Dr. Hinshaw emphasizes the importance of a multi-pronged intervention approach for better results.