Black Adults Who Live with ADHD

Black Adults Who Live with ADHD

Melvin Bogard, MA, interviews Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr., MD   Black adults with ADHD face barriers when seeking diagnosis and treatment for ADHD. There are cultural concerns that need to be addressed for them to receive proper evaluation and effective treatment. Earlier this year, CHADD’s All Things ADHD podcast featured an important conversation between Dr.…

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Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of Color
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Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of Color

Melvin Bogard, MA, interviews Roberto Olivardia, PhD   African Americans of all face many barriers in getting a proper ADHD evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Roberto Olivardia, a clinical psychologist based in Boston, Massachusetts, recently spoke with Melvin Bogard, CHADD’s director of multimedia content, about the specific barriers for Black children and how they are often…

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Addressing Barriers and Disparities: Black Americans and ADHD

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In honor of Black History Month 2021, CHADD will host a series of important conversations. Our theme for these special activities is Building a More Culturally Sensitive World: Awareness. Listening. Understanding. These three words are the foundation of how CHADD will lead the fight. Begin learning about ADHD in the African-American community with these excerpts…

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Latinx Youth with ADHD

This month’s research update focuses on the development of symptoms and treatment of ADHD in Latinx youth. A longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth The first study associated factors like gender, nativity, and cultural values with the symptomatic expression of ADHD and other behavioral disorders in a community sample of 674 Mexican-origin youth. This longitudinal study…

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Arab Americans and ADHD

“Too much freedom is spoiling him.” “He should stand still.” “She must sit upright.” These comments are frequently heard in Arab-American households. Throughout the Arab culture, there is an emphasis on the upbringing of a polite child who respects elders and obeys orders. But at the same time, there is great tolerance for children to…

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