Transitional care for young adults with ADHD – results from the CATChuS study
ADHD was previously seen as a childhood developmental disorder, which meant that adult mental health services have not been set up to support ADHD patients who become too old for child services. The sparse literature on transition in general suggests patchy provision and huge gaps in transitional care, but also that young people with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders fare particularly badly. Transition in health care coincides with many other important life transitions while the difficulties associated with ADHD may make these challenges particularly hard to cope with.
This talk will cover the results of the NIHR Funded CATCh-uS study, which was an interactive mixed method study that aimed to address the following questions:
o how many young people (with ADHD) are in need of services as an adult
o what services are available for young adults with ADHD
o how ADHD stakeholders experience transition from child to adult services
Date: 3 March 2020, 9:30 (Tuesday, 7th week, Hilary 2020)
Venue: Warneford Hospital, Headington OX3 7JX
Venue Details: Seminar Room, Department of Psychiatry
Speaker: Professor Tamsin Ford (University of Cambridge)
Organising department: Department of Psychiatry
Organiser: Elizabeth Thomas (University of Oxford)
Part of: Psychiatry Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Elizabeth Thomas