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Study Explores Why Fewer African American Children with ADHD Are Treated with Medication

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June 23, 2020Nearly 79% of White children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) take medication to manage their symptoms, following a thorough diagnosis and prescription by a medical provider.

Among African American children with ADHD, this number is only 27.3% — and the rate of medication discontinuation is comparatively higher as well.

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