Experiences of adolescents and young adults with ADHD in Hong Kong: treatment services and clinical management
Kerry K W Cheung, Ian C K Wong, Patrick Ip, Phyllis K L Chan, Candy H Y Lin, Lisa Y L Wong, Esther W Chan
Through interviews with adolescents and young adults with ADHD in Hong Kong, this study demonstrated that ADHD has a general impact on different aspects of patients’ lives. Young patients expressed concerns over challenges in access to services, treatment availability, and inadequate public understanding and awareness on ADHD. Yet, non-pharmacological treatments received were insufficient, mostly available in childhood only and with temporary effects. Improvements are clearly required to meet needs of young patients with ADHD, in particular, by increasing treatment availability, promoting non-pharmacological treatments and trainings for parents and teachers, and enhancing public awareness.
Cheung KK, Wong IC, Ip P, et al. Experiences of adolescents and young adults with ADHD in Hong Kong: treatment services and clinical management. BMC Psychiatry 2015; 15: 95.