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ADHD Diagnosis Less Likely for Minority Kids, Study Claims

[CBS News]

Minority children are less likely than white children to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study in Pediatrics revealed.

The study, which was published online on June 24, also showed that medication use to treat the neurobehavioral disorder was also lower for all minority kids.

“What that suggests in our study is that there are children who are likely deserving of a diagnosis, but who aren’t receiving a diagnosis, which raises the question of a lack of treatment,” study author Paul Morgan, director of the educational risk initiative at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa., told HealthDay.

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