Berkeley Girls with ADHD Longitudinal Study (BGALS)

  • Since the research-based summer camps in 1997, 1998, and 1999, the lab has completed four follow-up studies of the summer camp participants. We are currently conducting a fifth follow-up assessment of these participants. If you are interested in participating or want to find out more about this ongoing project, please visit our Contact Us page.
  • This study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
  • Publications for the BGALS Project

Neurophysiological Attention Test (NAT II)

  • We are seeking to understand the brain mechanisms underlying attention control and how these are disturbed in ADHD in adults from 18-40 years of age. We are interested in (1) dissociating different types of impairments that cause distractibility versus disengagement (e.g. boredom), and (2) understanding if such impairments are caused by problems with attention mechanisms or whether these mechanisms are actually preserved but utilized inefficiently.
  • NAT is a multisite study, under the overall direction of  Think Now, Inc. (Gregory Simpson, Ph.D.).
  • We can be contacted at (510) 643-3437 or

Lets Bring Change to Mind (LETS BC2M) and Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

  • Lets Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) was a pilot study taking the anti-stigma LETS club model and implementing it at several high schools across Southern California. Students joined these youth-lead clubs at their high schools and were part of activities that not only helped them learn more about mental illness but also prompted them to think explicitly about the stigma around mental illness.
  • BC2M took over the high-school club model and funded a cluster-randomized trial of such programs in the Northern California region.  
  • Current studies regarding the stigma of mental illness are underway.
  • Publications for the Stigma of Mental Illness Project

Child Life and Attention Skills Program (CLAS)

  • CLAS is a two-site (UCSF & UC Berkeley) research study of treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, predominantly Inattentive type (ADHD-I). The principal investigators are Drs. Linda Pfiffner and Keith McBurnett, from the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, and Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley.
  • Publications for the CLAS Project

The Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA)

  • The MTA is a multi-site study funded by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This study, which began in 1991, is a clinical trial of psychosocial and medication treatment for children with ADHD. Professor Hinshaw is the Principal Investigator for the UC Berkeley site, which conducted treatment programs for the study in 1995 and 1996.
  • Publications for the MTA Project

Stigma of Mental Illness