ERIC Number: EJ1031864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
Recognizing and Treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in College Students
Prevatt, Frances; Young, Joel L.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v28 n3 p182-200 2014
Traditionally diagnosed in children, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now regarded as a life span condition. The academic difficulties experienced by children and adolescents with ADHD have been observed to continue into young adulthood. Treatment outcome studies demonstrate that behavioral and pharmacotherapeutic interventions can be beneficial in improving ADHD symptoms such as inattention, and so facilitate academic performance in young adults with ADHD. This review discusses how ADHD leads to academic underperformance, the warning signs of undiagnosed ADHD, and the potential impact interventions can have on adult academic impairment.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, College Students, Behavior Modification, Drug Therapy, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Academic Achievement, Low Achievement, At Risk Students, Intervention, Cognitive Restructuring, Coaching (Performance), Adults, Homework, Student Motivation, Executive Function, Legal Responsibility, Personality Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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