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A Family's Struggle: How the Poor Cope with ADHD

A Mississippi family unites around Lyric, 7, who has ADHD. Kids from low-income homes are diagnosed more often with the disorder, research shows.
Image: Lyric reacts after missing his afternoon ADHD medication
Lyric Shadoin, 7, is one of millions of children in America taking medication for ADHD. While attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder is often seen as an ailment of the well-to-do, Lyric shows another side: Research indicates that children of poverty are more likely to be diagnosed. So are children affected by divorce, violence and substance abuse. Today Lyric missed his afternoon pill and is refusing to take it. Baptiste Lignel / Otra-Vista