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MicrophoneThe diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD in the African American community can be affected by stigma and cultural challenges. African American and Black parents often struggle when seeking help for their child. Dr. Nekeshia Hammond provides information on how parents can make sure their child receives proper care and how professionals can work together to provide care that is more culturally competent.

MicrophoneThe diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD in the African American community can be affected by stigma and cultural challenges. African American and Black parents often struggle when seeking help for their child. Dr. Nekeshia Hammond provides information on how parents can make sure their child receives proper care and how professionals can work together to provide care that is more culturally competent.

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The African-American community is affected by ADHD at the same rate as other communities in the United States. However, barriers to evaluation and treatment for children with ADHD remain.
Dr. Anita Stoddard is the principal of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Maryland, a predominantly African-American school. In this podcast, she shares her perspective on how ADHD affects her students and community.

MicrophoneWhat are the consequences of late diagnosis and treatment for ADHD in underserved and disenfranchised communities? Brandi Walker, PhD, shares her insights into what healthcare providers, parents, and educators can do to decrease health disparities in the United States.

MicrophoneWhat are the consequences of late diagnosis and treatment for ADHD in underserved and disenfranchised communities? Brandi Walker, PhD, shares her insights into what healthcare providers, parents, and educators can do to decrease health disparities in the United States.

MicrophoneThe diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD in the African American community can be affected by stigma and cultural challenges. African American and Black parents often struggle when seeking help for their child. Dr. Nekeshia Hammond provides information on how parents can make sure their child receives proper care and how professionals can work together to provide care that is more culturally competent.

Mistrust and stigma can prevent African-American parents from seeking help for their children who are affected by ADHD. Rather than recognizing behaviors as signs of ADHD symptoms, parents might instead describe their child as being “bad.” Cheryl Hamilton, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, talks about the importance for parents to learn more about ADHD to be able to get to the root of the problem.

Mistrust and stigma can prevent African-American parents from seeking help for their children who are affected by ADHD. Rather than recognizing behaviors as signs of ADHD symptoms, parents might instead describe their child as being “bad.” Cheryl Hamilton, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, talks about the importance for parents to learn more about ADHD to be able to get to the root of the problem.

ADHD, African Americans and Success: The Living Experience of Actress Wendy Davis.
Actress Wendy Davis, star of Lifetime’s “Army Wives” talks about her experience having ADHD.

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Additional Reading:

Zablotsky B, Alford JM. Racial and ethnic differences in the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities among U.S. children aged 3–17 years.
NCHS Data Brief, no 358. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db358.htm

Black children are diagnosed with ADHD or learning disabilities at a higher rate than white or Hispanic children.