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Attention Disorders Often Undiagnosed Until College

Sasha struggled to focus when she was in middle and high school, but she figured out how to work through it. In college, however, her inability to pay attention became too much of a problem to overcome alone. She went to a psychiatrist, and was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Thomas Kirts, psychiatrist at DeKalb Clinic Chartered, said it is not uncommon for ADHD or ADD... to be diagnosed in college-level students... For some, the change of environment may contribute to a student's inability to focus... The change of difficulty in schoolwork may also contribute..."
A student who is diagnosed with ADHD in college has help available. Most colleges offer a help center, and assistance is also guaranteed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Source: The Northern Star (Northern Illinois University)

Labels: college, diagnosis

Posted By: Aspen Education Group