Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder. The acronym of ADHD is normally used whether or not hyperactivity is present. Symptoms of ADHD are often mistaken for stress or another mental health issue. Many adults live with ADHD unaware of it as over the years they have learned to cope with its symptoms.
ADHD symptoms can be different for each person. Individuals may experience more difficulties with impulsiveness while others may find it nearly impossible to focus their attention for sustained periods. ADHD is broken down into three subtypes: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, or a combination of both.
Inattentive symptoms include:
Hyperactive-impulsive symptoms include:
Combined type involves a combination of inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms. ADHD combined type is the most common.
If you have a diagnosed history of ADD, or are concerned that you might be experiencing symptoms of ADD, Student Counseling Services and other campus offices such as Student Access and Accommodation Services are here to help.