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Dr. Stephen Hinshaw on "the hidden crisis threatening today's teenage girls."

By Rich Fisher

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Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's show, we speak by phone with Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D. He's the co-author of a new book called "Triple Bind: The Hidden Crisis Threatening Today's Teenage Girls." Hinshaw is a professor in, and chair of, the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He's also an internationally recognized psychologist and researcher whose work on troubled children (particularly those dealing with ADHD) has been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and on various TV news programs. What does he mean by "triple bind," then? As Hinshaw explains on this edition of StudioTulsa, the three-pronged dilemma goes like this: Teen girls in America today are expected to excel at "girl skills," to also achieve "boy goals," and finally, last but definitely not least, to be 24/7 models of female perfection. This problem --- this impossible, inter-connected series of demands --- is, as our guest today argues, putting more and more girls at risk for aggression, eating disorders, depression, and suicide.