Researchers indicate that black kids with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were less likely to be diagnosed and treated for the disorder.
Hispanic children were also more likely to be diagnosed and treated for ADHD. More black kids were likely to have the symptoms of ADHD compared to white kids. However, fewer Hispanic kids were likely to have ADHD compared to the white kids.
It was thought that the parents of these children did not look and spot the ADHD symptoms so that they can take their children to the doctor. Pediatricians may want to consider universal screening of children to catch or rule out ADHD.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.