I was influenced to study ADHD while an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill by my mentor, Donald Routh, Ph.D., who was studying hyperactive children.
I was fascinated by the research and especially by these dysregulated children. I did my honors research with him, and continued in the field by focusing my master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation on this topic — in particular, objectively measuring ADHD symptoms and examining medication effects.
I won the university’s Distinguished Dissertation Award for that research.Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., often called the “Father of ADHD," is a retired clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner.[More from Dr.Read more on additudemag.com