Disparities

Research Update

ADHD Prevalence in the US Black Population

Topics: ADHD | Black youth | Diagnosis | Disparities | prevalence

REVIEW OF: Cénat JM et al, JAMA Psychiatry 2021;78(1):21–28 STUDY TYPE: Meta-analysis In the general population, the reported prevalence of ADHD is about 10%, with estimates varying from around 5% to 15%. Black individuals are typically underrepresented in these studies, and with fewer data, it is no surprise that the estimates are less precise

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Clinical Update

Reducing the Stigma of Addiction Through Language and Terminology

Topics: Disparities | Engagement | Free Articles | Opioid Use Disorder | Stigma

The words we use in discussing addiction shape the way our patients, fellow clinicians, and communities think about substance use disorders. Addiction has long been viewed as a moral failing, and the terminology of addiction has reinforced this belief. Here, we review the evidence that documents how terminology can perpetuate—or reduce—the stigma as

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