On this page:
- What is ADHD?
- How can I get testing and/or documentation on campus?
- How can I get a prescription for ADHD medications at UHS?
- I would like academic accommodations for ADHD. What should I do?
- For more information
ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and it includes Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors.
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
- Combined type
Individuals must receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis by a well-qualified professional. UHS clinicians cannot provide this service.
- Counseling and Psychological Services screens and refers for testing
- Services for Students with Disabilities screens, refers for testing, assists with academic accommodations, and provides coaching for students who are registered
- Psychological Clinic does psycho-educational assessments for adults
- Center for the Child and Family does psycho-educational assessments for children
- Neuropsychology Clinic Programs at Michigan Medicine does assessments for both adults and children
If you take medications for ADHD, it is especially important that you develop and maintain a relationship with a clinician at UHS. You may see other clinicians at UHS for any other medications, but plan to work with one clinician for your ADHD medication.
UHS clinicians do not diagnose ADHD. They may initiate or continue treatment if you have proof of ADHD diagnosis.
To obtain a prescription at UHS, you must visit a UHS physician. Bring the following documentation to the first visit, or send in advance to UHS Health Information Management:
- Testing for and diagnosis of ADHD and
- Current treatment plans for ADHD
You will be asked to read and sign the UHS Stimulant Medication Contract.
To schedule an appointment, call 734-764-8320 or see How to Get Health Care.
Students with documented ADD/ADHD can register with Services for Students with Disabilities.
Counseling and Psychological Services is students' primary campus resource for mental health services.
University Health Service provides medication management of common mental health concerns. 734-764-8320
CampusMindWorks supports U-M students who have been diagnosed with an ongoing mental health disorder. This site provides information and resources to help students manage their minds and get the most out of their college experience.
Resources for Stress and Mental Health lists additional campus, local and national resources.
Virginia Tech offers information for college students about coping with ADHD.
The Mayo Clinic provides information on ADHD in adults.