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What is ADHD?

ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. 

Symptoms:

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

Diagnosis:

Individuals must receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis by a well-qualified professional. UHS clinicians cannot provide this service. 

How can I get testing and/or documentation on campus?

How can I get a prescription for ADHD medications at UHS?

UHS clinicians do not diagnose ADHD and they do not initiate treatment. They can take over management of ADHD that has already been diagnosed. 

To obtain a prescription at UHS, you must visit a UHS physician. Bring this documentation to the first visit:

  1. Testing for and diagnosis of ADHD and
  2. Current management plans for ADHD

To visit UHS, Schedule an Appointment. Most medical services require an appointment, although options are available for urgent concerns. 

How can I request academic accommodations for ADHD?

Students with documented ADD/ADHD can register with Services for Students with Disabilities.

For more information:

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

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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.