Dr. Patricia Quinn is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, D.C. area. A graduate of the Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Dr. Quinn has worked for over 28 years in the areas of ADHD and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on Lifetime TV’s New Attitudes and the PBS show, To the Contrary discussing the issue of girls and women with ADD. Dr. Quinn also appeared in the video aired on PBS titled, OUTSIDE IN: A Look at Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.
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, and The Best of Brakes Activity Book. She is editor of ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with ADD and author of Adolescence and ADD: Gaining the Advantage. Dr. Quinn is also co-editor of ADDvance: A Magazine for Women with ADD.
Her books, ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER: Diagnosis and Treatment from Infancy to Adulthood and Voices from Fatherhood: Fathers, Sons, and ADHD have been well received. Her latest book, Understanding Girls with ADHD, was coauthored with Drs. Nadeau and Littman and is groundbreaking in its presentation of this population. Dr. Quinn lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and four children, two of whom have ADHD.