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Table 2 Reasons for stopping pharmacological treatment for ADHD before adulthood in patients from Group 1 (n = 44)

From: Management of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in UK primary care: a survey of general practitioners

Reasons for stopping medication* Frequency % Definite answer ¥
  (n = 44) [95% CIs]
   (n = 25)
Patient did not want to continue medication (inc. stopping when finished exams) 14 56.0
[34.9–75.6]
Patient had improvements in symptoms 8 32.0
[14.9–53.5]
Patient experienced side-effects of medication 2 8.0
[1.0–26.0]
Other – parental decision of ineffectiveness 1 4.0
[0.1–20.4]
Unknown by GP 15 N/A
Unknown by GP – patient lost to follow-up 4 N/A
  1. *Respondents could choose more than answer ¥ GPs provided a reason other than ‘Unknown’.