Study Finds Minority Children Prescribed ADHD Medication More Likely Than Whites to Discontinue Treatment

 ADHD in the News 2017-05-18

A study in the June 2017 Pediatrics found significant racial differences in how often youth diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and prescribed medication continue receiving treatment for the condition. For the study, ...researchers examined Medicaid claims data from nine states and found much higher rates of medication discontinuation and treatment disengagement among minority youth compared to whites among children who received ADHD prescriptions.