ADHD affects children and adults of all races, ethnicities, ages, socioeconomic groups, and genders.
Nearly eleven percent of African-American children and six percent of Hispanic/Latino children have been diagnosed with ADHD.
ADHD is also present in the military community, with almost one in ten service members screening positive for ADHD.
Click on the images below to find a variety of resources including articles, podcasts, and videos on ADHD for each of these three large communities.
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For a full playlist of podcasts on ADHD and Black Culture, please visit SoundCloud at https://bit.ly/ADHDBlackCulture2022.
Why Is Untreated ADHD Contributing to the Increasing Suicide Rate Among Black Youth?Dr. Delane Cassiano and Dr. Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr.
For a full playlist of videos on ADHD and Black Culture, please visit YouTube at https://bit.ly/ADHDBlackCultureYouTube.
Living Black with Undiagnosed and Untreated ADHDMajor Brandi Walker, PhD, gives insight into the Black community’s reluctance to discuss mental health matters, myths about diagnosis and treatment, the consequences of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD, the importance of comprehensive assessment, and much more.
ADHD and the Increasing Suicide Rate Among Black YouthPsychiatrist Napoleon Higgins, MD, makes recommendations for educators and healthcare providers about cultural sensitivity and offers advice for parents on ADHD diagnosis, treatment, and suicide prevention.
Healthcare Disparities and ADHDBy coming to a shared understanding, caregivers, providers, and advocates can continue working collectively to reduce barriers to ADHD diagnosis and disparities in treatment.
PART ONE: Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of ColorAfrican Americans of all ages face many barriers in getting a proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
PART TWO: Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of ColorWe still have a way to go in educating teachers and healthcare practitioners about ADHD and communities of color, and in making sure parents know how to advocate for their children in medical and educational settings.
Black Adults Who Live with ADHDCultural concerns need to be addressed for Black adults to receive proper evaluation and effective treatment for ADHD.