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Table 3 Adult and child service respondents’ opinions on the validity of an ADHD diagnosis and ADHD treatments for adults*

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

  ADHD diagnosis ADHD treatment
  Valid Not valid Effective Not effective
Adult services N = 22 73% (16) 14% (3) 41% (22) 14% (3)
Child services N = 25 84% (21) 0% (0) 60% (15) 4% (1)
  1. *Respondents were also given the option to select a neutral ‘neither agree nor disagree’ option.