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Children Left Behind

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ADHD in the U.S. is not black or brown, it is white — both in terms of the patients being diagnosed and the clinicians evaluating and treating them.Evidence shows that people of color — black and Latino in particular — are much less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, even though they show symptoms at the same rate as white people.

And if they are diagnosed, they aren’t as likely to receive treatment — even though many studies show that it can dramatically help kids and adults manage symptoms.“ADHD is not a privileged disability,” said Paul Morgan, Ph.D., professor of education and director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research, at Pennsylvania State University. “We don’t want a situation where ADHD is a condition for wealthy.

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