Only 6% of British and Irish children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) successfully transition from pediatric to adult mental health care services to manage their ADHD symptoms. About 5% of children are estimated to have ADHD; 65% of them will continue to have symptoms through age 25 and possibly further into adulthood. Needed services can include continuity of care, joint care, planning meetings and information transition, commissioners, and service provider organizations. To identify the transition rate, a group of researchers sent a questionnaire to pediatricians, child psychologists, and child psychiatrists to identify outcomes for transition-age youth with . . .
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