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Race and ADHD

Evidence shows that people from the BAME community are much less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, even though they show symptoms at the same rate as caucasians. The reasons for this disparity is complex and the ramifications of perpetuating the problem are most severe for the BAME community.

Appropriately diagnosed and treated ADHD can significantly alter the direction of a person’s life, providing them with the support to manage everything from schoolwork to relationships to their career. Undiagnosed ADHD is associated with increased risk of drug abuse, road traffic accidents, job losses, academic underachievement, and relationship difficulties. 

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