Dr. Ty writes about ADHD in black youth for NBC News (NBC BLK)
Are troublesome ADHD symptoms going untreated in African-American youth even after they are diagnosed?
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, the answer is yes. Researchers found that African-American youth with ADHD are more likely to go off of their medication and less likely to have adequate follow-up than their white counterparts.
But, while the study focused mainly on the medication aspect of treatment, some parents are simply managing their children's ADHD in other ways.