Berkeley Girls with ADHD Longitudinal Study (BGALS)

  • Since the research-based summer camps in 1997, 1998, and 1999, Professor Hinshaw has completed three follow-up studies of the summer camp participants. He is currently conducting a fourth follow-up assessment of these girls. If you are interested in participating or want to find out more about this ongoing project, please visit our Contact Us page.
  • This study is 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 working with teams from UC Berkeley (Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.), UCLA (Agatha Lenatowicz, Ph.D), Oregon Health & Science University (Sarah Karalunas, Ph.D.), and 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 Change2Mind is a pilot study taking the anti-stigma Lets Club model and implementing it at several high schools across the Bay Area. Students will join these youth-lead clubs at their high schools and be part of activities that not only help them learn more about mental illness but also prompt them to think explicitly about the stigma around mental illness.
  • LETS BC2M is a partnership among the teams of Dr. Stephen Hinshaw of UC Berkeley, Dr. Bennett Leventhal of UCSF, and the non-profit Bring Change2Mind. The team will track attitudes of students involved in clubs to see what, it any, effect the club had on their perceptions of mental illness.
  • The LETS BC2M website is:
  • You can contact the Berkeley LETS office at

Berkeley Adult Brain Study

  • This is a new project utilizing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the structural and functional characteristics of the brain in adults with ADHD.
  •  MRI is a common and noninvasive research method that has been used extensively over the past 20 years. Scanning takes place at the Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center (, a state-of-the-art facility for advanced brain imaging on the campus of UC Berkeley.
  • If you want more information,  the project email is

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