Thomas E Brown PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Director, Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders

Biographical Info

Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is an Asst. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and is Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. He also maintains a private practice in Hamden, CT. specializing in assessment and treatment of high-IQ children, adolescents and adults with ADD and related problems. 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 Assn. of School Psychologists, International Neuropsychological Society, the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and CHADD. He has also presented workshops at international meetings of professionals in forty different countries. For his research and teaching about ADHD Dr. Brown received an award of honor by the National Attention Deficit Disorder Assn. 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 been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Assn. Dr. Brown has published articles in professional journals and is author of the Brown Attention Deficit Disorder Scales for Children, Adolescents and Adults (Psychological Corporation, 1996, 2001). . He is also editor of ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults published by American Psychiatric Press (American Psychiatric Press, 2009), a major text and reference work. His prize-winning book, Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults (Yale University Press, 2005), written for the general public, is available in English, Spanish, Portugese, Chinese and Dutch. His website is

Education & Training

Yale University (1976)

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellow
    American Psychological Association (2008)
  • Distinguished Professional Award for Contributing to Knowledge of ADHD
    The Help Organization - Los Angeles, CA (2005)
  • Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication
    American Medical Writer's Association (05/31/02006)
  • CHADD Hall of Fame for Research & Professional Education
    Children and Adults With ADHD (1999)
  • Outstanding Research in ADHD
    National Attention Deficit Disorder Assn (1996)

Professional Service

  • Course Director, American Psychological Assn (08/15/1992 - 08/16/2010)
  • Course Director, American Psychiatric Association (05/15/1992 - 05/26/2010)

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