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Table 1 Child service respondents’ perceptions of the characteristics of young people with ADHD who are accepted by adult services

From: ‘Mind the gap’ - mapping services for young people with ADHD transitioning from child to adult mental health services

Characteristic Child services respondents (%)*
N = 36
Co-morbid mental health problem 81% (29)
Learning disability 56% (20)
Medication being prescribed 53% (19)
Other co-morbidities (e.g., conduct) 33% (12)
Special educational needs 25% (9)
Forensic history 14% (5)
Looked after child status 14% (5)
Co-morbid physical health problem 11% (4)
Other 14% (5)
  1. Note.*Responses represent the percentage of respondents who reported that these cases would be accepted.