Wondering about disparities in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

 ADHD in the News 2016-09-08

In a recently released article in Pediatrics, Dr. Tumaini Cokeret al. ( 10.1542/peds.2016-0407) examined the differences in rates of ADHD diagnosis and treatment among children of differing races and ethnicities. They surveyed a multi-site sample of over 4,000 parents of children attending public school over 3 waves (5th, 7th and 10th grades) from 2004 to 2011 and asked about ADHD symptoms, a history of doctor or health professional diagnosed ADHD, and use of ADHD medications.