Table 3

Respondents’ involvement in the assessment or care of children with mental health conditions

Child or adolescent’s mental health conditionLevel of respondent’s involvement*
Always/mostly
N (%)†
Sometimes
N (%)
Rarely/never
N (%)
ASD168 (76.4)35 (15.9)12 (5.5)
Intellectual disability137 (62.3)67 (30.5)8 (3.6)
Fetal alcohol syndrome122 (55.5)71 (32.3)20 (9.1)
ADHD113 (51.4)52 (23.6)45 (20.5)
Tourette syndrome69 (31.4)74 (33.6)59 (26.8)
Eating/feeding disorders43 (19.6)81 (36.8)80 (36.4)
Anxiety including obsessive compulsive disorder34 (15.5)87 (39.6)87 (39.6)
Attachment disorder33 (15.0)117 (53.2)54 (24.6)
Depression6 (2.7)65 (29.6)130 (59.1)
Psychosis and bipolar disorder5 (2.3)13 (5.9)166 (75.5)
  • *Involvement defined as ‘awareness’ of such as case from direct clinical care for the child or involvement in multidisciplinary team discussion or supervision about the child.

  • †Arranged in order of prevalence for paediatricians’ involvement.

  • ADHD, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder; ASD, autism spectrum disorder.