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ERIC Number: EJ901591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1546-2781
Conduct Disorders in African American Adolescent Males: The Perceptions that Lead to Overdiagnosis and Placement in Special Programs
Clark, Eddie, Jr.
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v33 n2 p1-7 Fall 2007
African American adolescent males are significantly more likely than their Caucasian peers to receive a diagnosis of Conduct Disorder. In contrast, their Caucasian peers are more often diagnosed with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. Discrepancies in the way diagnosis is made cause more African American adolescent males to be classified as having behavior problems and not offered accommodations as opposed to their Caucasian counterparts. There are definitely similarities in the behavior of students with CD and ADHD, but how the two disorders are diagnosed is a question for concern.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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