Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: David Coghill at DFTB18


Professor David Coghill is the Foundation Chair of Developmental Mental Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. As one of the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder David is passionate about translating science into action.

ADHD is not a new condition. It has been around at least from the time of Der Struwwelpeter (1845) where Heinrich Hoffman tells the tale of Fidgety Phil (Zappel-Phillip) – The Boy Who Couldn’t Keep Still.

In this fascinating talk Professor Coghill reminds us that the true incidence of ADHD is not really increasing but the administrative diagnosis is. Why are more children in the US diagnosed and treated? Listen to the talk and find out.

Author: Tessa Davis Tessa Davis is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. She is from Glasgow and Sydney, but is currently living in London. @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts

Leave a Reply