Black Adults Who Live with ADHD

Featuring Napoleon Higgins, MD

Black adults with ADHD face barriers when seeking diagnosis and treatment. There are cultural concerns that need to be addressed for them to receive proper evaluation and effective treatment. Psychiatrist Napoleon Higgins, MD, discusses mental health stigma within the Black community, the cultural values that may affect treatment, and ways to address these issues. He provides resources that can help one find culturally competent providers and strategies Black adults can use to help providers better understand their challenges.

Napoleon Higgins, MD, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in Houston, Texas. He is the CEO of Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services and South East Houston Research Group. He a former president of Black Psychiatrists of Greater Houston, past president of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists of the American Psychiatric Association, and past president of Black Psychiatrists of America.

Dr. Higgins has coauthored a number of books, including How Amari Learned to Love School Again: A Story about ADHD and Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities. He is the author of Transition 2 Practice: 21 Things Every Doctor Must Know In Contract Negotiations and the Job Search. He specializes in nutrition and health to improve the mental and physical lives of patients. He has worked with countless community mentoring programs and has a special interest in trauma, racism, and inner-city issues and how they affect minority and disadvantaged children and communities.