Service provision

Transition to adult services among adolescents with ADHD in Germany

Transitioning from child and adolescent healthcare services to adult services is widely regarded as a challenging period for young people with chronic diseases. It is increasingly recognised that preparation for these transitions is often insufficient – for patients and their families, as well as for adult providers. The understanding that ADHD has a neurodevelopmental background, and nearly 50% of all cases persist into adulthood with an increasing risk of comorbidities and functional disorders, leads to the need to develop ideal strategies to address the specific needs of this population.

ADHD in practice 2017; 9(1): 4–7
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