Why ADHD is often overlooked among children in communities of color

 ADHD in the News 2022-04-07

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — During Minority Health Month this April, community health leaders are raising awareness about ADHD in communities of color, which is often misdiagnosed or overlooked altogether. Rhashidah Perry-Jones, founding coordinator of the Philadelphia chapter of CHAAD, or Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, said there’s a lower rate of detection and treatment for children in communities of color, whether due to cultural stigmas of mental health or a general mistrust in the health care system.