Study shows minority children less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1372113589&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4114117&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1372113589 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Minority children are less likely than white children to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study published in the journal, Pediatrics.

The study shows medication used to treat neuro-behavioral disorders is lower for all minority children.

Researchers found the odds of receiving an ADHD diagnosis are 50 percent lower for Hispanic children, and 69 percent lower for black children.

Getting the right diagnosis is key for access to treatment programs and medication.

The full study can be found by clicking this link.

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