Is It ADHD? Disparities in ADHD Care of Black Children

Featuring Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD

Stigma and cultural challenges affect the diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD in the African American community. Black parents often struggle to find culturally competent help for their children. Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD, discusses how ADHD symptoms affect daily functioning, how ADHD is perceived within different communities, and why Black Americans may not be receiving the recommended treatments. Some challenges and experiences can cause ADHD-like symptoms and lead to incomplete treatment. She provides information on how parents can make sure their children receive proper care and how professionals can work together to provide more culturally competent care.

Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD, is the founder and owner of Hammond Psychology and Associates, PA. She is an author, speaker, and authority on child psychology, with a specific mission to support parents of children coping with ADHD.