CURRENT RESEARCH: ADHD Diagnoses Up 70% Among African-American Children

7 Aug

According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, more African-American kids are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some experts believe this trend is a result of increasing numbers of African-American parents getting their children evaluated for the disorder. However, there is a concern that children with histories of trauma, violence and abuse are being misdiagnosed (often post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms can be mistaken for signs of ADHD).

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