A New Understanding
Thomas E. Brown, PhD
Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Yale University and specializes in assessment and treatment of high-IQ children, adolescents and adults with ADD/ADHD and related problems.
In his 30+ years of experience, Dr. Brown has contributed over 30 journal publications, award winning books, and presented numerous speaking engagements and lectures throughout the US and in 40+ other countries. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to research and professional education about ADHD in children and adults. Dr. Brown has also been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
A New Understanding of ADHD
from Thomas E. Brown
Although ADD/ADHD has been recognized for over 100 years, it has usually been seen as essentially a behavior problem. Yet many with ADD/ADHD suffer not from behavior problems so much as from chronic problems with focusing their attention, organizing their work, sustaining their effort, and utilizing short-term memory.
It’s time for a new understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder!
This website offers a new perspective on this disorder, one based on current clinical and neuroscience research. It presents a new definition and model of ADD/ADHD as essentially a problem with executive functions, the management system of the brain. It describes how a child or adult with ADD/ADHD can focus very well on a few activities that intensely interest them, yet be unable to focus adequately on most other tasks of daily life. It explains how ADD/ADHD often looks like a weakness in willpower, but isn’t.
Psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family meetings, and medication management are available to all established patients.
We also offer abbreviated medication monitoring sessions with Dr. Ryan Kennedy.
*Skype sessions available for out of town patients after at least one face-to-face meeting
In this clinic, those diagnosed with attention and learning problems can also receive expert psycho-educational testing which may be required to obtain accomodations in schools, universities, and for SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or professional credentialing tests.
Brown ADHD Clinic
500 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #218
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
M-F 9-5 pm PST; Sat. 9-3 pm