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Why is Phillip so fidgety and Johnny such an air-head?

Dr Coghill is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a particular interest in ADHD, disruptive behaviours and psychopharmacology. He leads the Developmental Research Group within the Division of Neuroscience. The Developmental Research Group has a particular interest in fostering a better understanding of the pathophysiology of ADHD, conduct disorder and depression using a broad range of approaches including neuropsychopharmacology, neuroimaging, genetics and pharmacogenomics. Dr Coghill is very involved in postgraduate education and regularly presents at international conferences. He is a senior member of the European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders (EUNETHYDIS), the joint organizer committee of the ECNP School of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychopharmacology, an associate editor for the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and the senior author of the Oxford Specialist Handbook on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Clinically he is honorary consultant within the NHS Tayside Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. He has developed evidence-based clinical pathways for the assessment and management of ADHD that have been used as a template for other services around the world and has developed several clinical tools including the Dundee Blood Pressure Centile Charts and the Dundee Difficult Time of Day Scale (D-DTODS) which has been widely translated and adopted internationally.

 

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