ADHD – An Interview with Professor Michael Kohn

Professor Kohn is considered one of the experts on ADHD in Australia.
ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder, affecting about 7% of 4-9 year old children and nearly 10% of 10-14 year olds.  And if that fact is not enough to trouble you, did you know that the total social and economic cost of ADHD in Australia in 2019 was $20.42 billion!!!! This included financial costs of $12.83 billion and wellbeing losses of $7.59 billion.

Dr Kohn is Area Director for Adolescent and Young Adult Services in Western Sydney, and is a founding Director of the Centre for Research into Adolescent’S Health (CRASH) where he has developed a clinical research program in developmental paediatrics and neuroscience. Dr Kohn has published over 140 peer reviewed scientific articles and 10 book chapters.

Dr Kohn was a committee member for the NHMRC ADHD Treatment Guidelines in 2010-2012. He is a reviewer for a range of scientific journals, Industry and the NHMRC.  Dr Kohn has been Chair of ADHD Australia since 2015.