Stephen Hinshaw talks about The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change.
In this groundbreaking book, Hinshaw examines the longstanding tendency to stigmatize those with mental illness. He also provides practical strategies for overcoming this serious problem, including enlightened social policies that encourage, rather than discourage, contact with those afflicted, media coverage emphasizing their underlying humanity, family education, and responsive treatment- Book Passage
Hinshaw's main interests lie in the fields of clinical child and adolescent psychology and developmental psychopathology. Major themes of his work include the diagnostic validity of childhood disorders, the role of peer relationships in normal and atypical development (particularly ADHD), the utility of identifying subcategories of aggressive behavior, the early prediction of behavioral and learning problems, the neuropsychology and neurobiology of impulsive and externalizing behavior in childhood, the contribution of family factors to externalizing behavior, expressions of psychopathology in female samples, and the implementation of combinations of psychosocial and pharmacologic intervention for children with externalizing behavior disorders with strong emphasis on moderators and mediators of outcome.
Increasingly, his research interests are focusing on adolescent and young adult outcomes, as the children in his various projects continue to participate in prospective, longitudinal studies. In addition, his research program has a new area of focus, on the stigmatization of mental illness.