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Thomas E. Brown, PhD

Thomas E. Brown, PhD is a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He specializes in assessment & treatment of high-IQ children, adolescents & adults with ADHD & related problems.

For over 30 years, Dr. Brown maintained an independent clinical practice in Hamden, CT.  He also served as Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders from its inception, until 2017, when he re-located to California and opened the Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders.


After serving on the clinical faculty of the Yale Medical School for 20 years, Dr. Brown resigned to accept an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He has resigned from this position and currently is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine 


In response to invitations, Dr. Brown has given lectures, workshops or grand rounds at hospitals, medical schools, colleges and universities, independent schools, public school systems, and at advocacy, business and professional groups throughout the United States. He has also presented workshops at international meetings of professionals in over 40 countries.

Dr. Brown’s research interests and publications include assessment and treatment of ADD/ADHD, especially in persons with high IQ; executive function and memory impairments in ADD; overlap of ADD and learning disorders, use of combined medications for ADD comorbidities, and problems of sleep and awakening in ADD.

For his research and teaching about ADHD Dr. Brown received an award of honor by the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and a Distinguished Professional award from the HELP Group in Los Angeles.  He has been inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to research and professional education about ADHD in children and adults.  He has also been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

He has published more than 30 scientific articles in professional journals and is author of the Brown Executive Function/Attention Rating Scales (formerly: The Brown Attention Deficit Disorder Scales) published by The Psychological Corporation/Pearson. 


He is the author of 6 books and the editor for ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults, a major text and reference work published by American Psychiatric Publishing.​

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