Let's Round Up Those Minority ADHD Kids

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Francesca Allan
Let's Round Up Those Minority ADHD Kids



Runaway “mental illness” fraud gallops on at an ever increasing pace. The latest example of this fraud that I’ve seen is in this comparative study, reported on by Reuters, under the heading, Fewer minority kids diagnosed with ADHD.

"Black and Hispanic children are half as likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as their white peers, according to a new study that followed U.S. kindergarteners through middle school."

You’d think that would be good news, right? Think again.

“It’s a consistent pattern of what we’re interpreting as comparative underdiagnosis for minority populations,” he (study leader Paul Morgan) told Reuters Health."

I really am not sure if this belongs in anti-racism or body and soul, but wherever it goes, it's deeply disturbing.

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In this country, aboriginal kids are massively diagnosed with ADHD, and massively medicated. And yes; it's disturbing.