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Patricia O. Quinn, MD

  • Developmental Pediatrician, Washington, DC
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Dr. Patricia Quinn is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Dr. Quinn has worked for more than 40 years in the areas of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her outstanding service to the field of ADHD.

Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about ADHD. She has appeared on Lifetime TV's New Attitudes, the PBS show, To the Contrary, and recently on Good Morning America and CNN discussing the issue of girls and women with ADD. Dr. Quinn appeared in a video aired on PBS titled, OUTSIDE IN: A Look at Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. She also produced and appears in an educational video ADD: Transition to College - Passport to Success for the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

For the past several decades, Dr. Quinn has devoted her attention professionally to the issues confronting girls and women with ADD. In 1997, she co-founded and is currently the director of the Center for Girls and Women with ADHD in Washington, DC and since that time has written several books on this topic. Her 1999 book, Understanding Girls with ADHD, is groundbreaking in its presentation of this population. Her award-winning book, Attention Girls! A Guide to Learn All about Your ADHD, is the only book for girls ages 7 to 12 years who have ADHD. Her other books in this area include, Understanding Women with ADHD, Gender Issues and ADHD: Research, Diagnosis and Treatment, authored with Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, and 100 Questions and Answers about ADHD in Girls and Women, released in November, 2010.

Dr. Quinn is the author of several other books on ADHD. These include the best-selling book, Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for children in the 8 to 12 year old group, the companion workbook, The “Putting on the Brakes” Activity Book for Young People with ADHD. Her latest books include Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen with ADHD and/or LD for College (2010), On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD (2011), and ADHD and the College Student: The Everything Guide to Your Most Urgent Questions (2012).

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