About Dr. Brown

Biographical Summary for Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.

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Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is Director of the Brown Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders in Hamden, Connecticut. He specializes in assessment and treatment of high-IQ children, adolescents and adults with ADD/ADHD and related problems.  

After serving on the clinical faculty of the Yale Medical School for 20 years, Dr. Brown has resigned to accept an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He will continue to see patients in his Hamden, Connecticut clinic until May, 2017; at that time he will relocate his clinic to Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Brown has presented papers, workshops and symposia at national meetings of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, National Association of School Psychologists, American College of Nurse Practitioners, International Neuropsychological Society, the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD).

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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dubai, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Venezuela and Wales.

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.

Dr. Brown’s research interests and publications include assessment and treatment of ADD, 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.

He has served on the Professional Advisory Board for national CHADD and for the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association. He has published articles in professional journals and is author of the Brown Attention Deficit Disorder Scales for Children, Adolescents and Adults published by The Psychological Corporation/Pearson.  He is editor of ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults, a major text and reference work published by American Psychiatric Press.   His award-winning Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults was published by Yale University Press in 2005. His book, A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments was released by Routledge in 2013.  His most recent book, Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD was published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley in March, 2014.