A recent study published in the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Biotechnology Information investigated racial bias in how children are diagnosed with ADHD. Researchers looked at data from nearly 4,000 children undergoing neuropsychological evaluations at an outpatient clinic. The study found that teachers were more likely to rate Black children as having more inattentive symptoms and conduct problems compared to White children, regardless of whether the child was actually diagnosed with ADHD.

This study highlights the importance of considering potential racial bias in ADHD diagnoses.

To learn more about the details of this study, check out the full article here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8985113/