Dr. Lily Hechtman
Dr. Lily Hechtman is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at McGill University and Director of Research, Division of Child Psychiatry. She is a child psychiatrist and an internationally recognized researcher in ADHD.
Dr. Hechtman’s research has focused on long-term (15 year) prospective studies of children with ADHD followed into adolescence and adulthood. Outcomes and factors, which influence these outcomes are summarized in:
Weiss, G, Hechtman, L: Hyperactive Children Grown Up, second edition, Guilford Press, 1993.
This has lead to her growing interest in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with ADHD. This work is outlined in:
Weiss, M, Hechtman, L, Weiss, G: ADHD in Adulthood – A Guide to Current Theory, Diagnosis, and Treatment. The John Hopkins Press, 1999.
Drs. Hechtman and Abikoff conducted the first controlled multimodal treatment study on children with ADHD. This study set the stage for the multisite multimodal treatment study (The MTA). Dr. Hechtman heads one of the sites for the MTA.
Dr. Hechtman has been honored by the U.S. Child and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), the American and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for “outstanding professional achievement in medicine, education, and research and advocacy on a regional, national, and international level”. She has also been the recipient of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for ADHD research and the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Paul D. Steinhauer Advocacy Award, as well as the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Research Award of Excellence.