Assessing Preferences for and Barriers to ADHD Treatment Among Diverse Families

ADHD is common and treatable, but persistent and complex. It can be hard for many families to access all of the treatment that can be helpful, and to stick with ADHD treatment plans. Other life stressors such as lack of time or money, other health conditions, shame, stigma, discrimination, and  not knowing where to turn for help, all impact families’ ability to get complete care.

The REACH 4 ADHD lab investigates the barriers families experience when seeking care for children with ADHD in order to develop solutions. In order to systematically determine these barriers, we are conducting a mixed methods study, collecting data through in depth interviews and surveys from diverse parents of children with ADHD about their experiences seeking care. These results are informing the development of our intervention to address barriers to engagement in ADHD care.

Read our article here.

This study is generously funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.