Analysis finds racial gap in ADHD diagnosis as early as kindergarten

06/24/2013 | USA Today

Minority children were less likely to be given an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis and had lower prescription medication use compared with white children, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers said this racial gap begins as early as kindergarten and persists into middle school. Regardless of race or ethnicity, boys were twice as likely to be diagnosed with the condition than girls.

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