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Culturally Competent Approaches to Diagnosing ADHD in Hispanic Adults and Overcoming Cultural Issues With Patients and Families

Juan Pedraza, MD

Published: May 27, 2015

Article Abstract

Hispanics in the United States are a diverse population with different countries of origin and a wide range of English language proficiency, socioeconomic and immigration status, values, and traditions. Clinicians must combine what they know about treating adult ADHD in general with a culturally competent understanding of the special needs of Hispanic patients in order to provide effective and accessible treatment. Strategies to treat Hispanic adults may include clear communication during the patient’s interview, assessment of comorbid conditions, and affordable treatment options.

From the Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.

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