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Five years on: public sector service use related to mental health in young people with ADHD or hyperkinetic disorder five years after diagnosis

Ford, Tamsin, Fowler, Tom Alan, Langley, Kate, Whittinger, Naureen S. and Thapar, Anita 2008. Five years on: public sector service use related to mental health in young people with ADHD or hyperkinetic disorder five years after diagnosis. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 13 (3) , pp. 122-129. 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2007.00466.x

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Abstract

Background: Little is known about ongoing service use among young people with ADHD, but this information is important to the development of services to support these young people. Methods: A cohort of young people with ADHD or hyperkinetic disorder (n = 115) was followed up five to seven years after diagnosis. Details are presented of their use of public sector services over the 12 months preceding reassessment, compared to young people with ADHD from a large epidemiological study. Results: Most children remained in contact with CAMHS, with high rates of contact with schools, educational professionals and the criminal justice system. Nearly all had taken medication at some point, while many still were using it. There were low reported rates of psychological and group interventions within the last twelve months, but this does not rule out earlier access to such treatments. Conclusions: Children with ADHD utilise long-term support from public sector services, and cross agency strategies or clinics may help to optimise functioning.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Uncontrolled Keywords: ADHD; hyperkinetic disorder; service use; medication
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1475-357X
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 20:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/27355

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