Black, Hispanic, Asian children less likely to be diagnosed, treated for ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2021-03-04

Black, Hispanic and Asian children with ADHD are significantly less likely to be accurately diagnosed and treated for the disorder compared to their White peers, a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open found. Among more than 230,000 children included in the analysis, 5% had ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a neurodevelopmental condition that can lead to learning and behavior problems, with most diagnosed around age 12.