Diagnosing ADHD in Minority Kids


By Molly Clifton

A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds minority children are less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.

Researchers found the odds of receiving an ADHD diagnosis were 50 percent lower for Hispanic children, and 69 percent lower for black children.

Getting the right diagnosis is key for access to treatment programs and medication.


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