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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

  • Persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development
  • Typically begins in childhood and often persists into adulthood
  • Some symptoms include:
         Making careless mistakes
         Not appearing to be listening when spoken to directly
         Forgetfulness
         Distractibility
         Fidgeting
         Excessive talking
         Impatience
         Problems with planning, organization, and time management

What if I want to be tested for ADHD?

There is not a specific test that can determine the diagnosis of ADHD. Qualified professionals use several types of procedures and assessments in testing, like gathering an individual’s developmental and social history, including input from others, such as family, friends, partners, and instructors, and formal written and/or computerized assessments. Testing is likely to take some time and financial investment but can be worth it if you have been struggling with symptoms that are affecting your performance in school and other areas of your life.

Learn more about testing provided at CCS

Campus Resources

OSU Office of Student Life Disability Services

OSU Dennis Learning Center

Other Resources

National Institute of Mental Health

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder