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What are ADHD and ADD? They are conditions with characteristics of inattention, impulsivity and, in the case of ADHD, hyperactivity.
Symptoms appear early in life, and different symptoms may appear in different settings. Individuals may show a wide variety of behaviors, but professionals recognize three subtypes of ADHD:
Predominantly hyperactive-impulse type
Predominantly inattentive type
Diagnosis: Individuals must receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis by a well-qualified professional.
How can I get a prescription for ADHD or ADD medications at UHS?
To obtain a prescription at UHS, you must visit a UHS physician and bring both of the following to the first visit:
Documentation of diagnosis of ADHD or ADD
Documentation of current management plans for ADHD or ADD
How can I get testing and/or documentation on campus?
I would like academic accommodations for ADD or ADHD. What should I do? Contact the U-M Office of Services for Students with Disabilities for assistance.
For more information:
U-M Counseling and Psychological Services is students' primary campus resource for mental health services.
U-M University Health Service provides medication management of common mental health issues. 734-764-8320
CampusMindWorks supports UM students who have been diagnosed with an ongoing mental health disorder. This site provides information and resources to help students manage their illness and get the most out of their college experience.
U-M Mental Health Resources links to campus and local resources.
Resources for Stress and Mental Health lists additional campus, local and national resources.
Virginia Tech offers information for college students about coping with ADD/ADHD.
WebMD provides information on ADHD in adults