Getting Lost in Life’s Transitions

Getting Lost in Life’s Transitions:
Under-Recognized ADHD in Marginalized Communities

Featuring Napoleon Higgins, MD


ADHD occurs across the lifespan, affecting individuals and outcomes. This talk focuses on how marginalized communities are affected by undertreated ADHD. Dr. Napoleon Higgins, speaking during #ADHD2022, looks at the issue of bias in clinicians and educators and discusses how this bias affects diagnosis and treatment. The intent is to close the gap regarding treatment and prevent poor outcomes from ADHD.

Napoleon Higgins, MD, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in Houston, Texas, and the owner of Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services and South East Houston Research Group. Dr. Higgins also serves as the executive director of Black Psychiatrists of America and CEO of Global Health Psychiatry. He is the author and coauthor of multiple books on ADHD, depression and grief, Black mental health, and physician practice issues. He specializes in nutrition and health to improve the lives of his patients mentally and physically.

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