ADHD Screening Day

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Friday November 11, 2016
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Student Center - Piedmont Room
  • Phone:
  • URL:
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    FREE
  • Extras:
Contact

Georgia Tech Counseling Center
404-894-2575

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Stop by and get a free, anonymous screening!

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects children, adolescents, and adults. It is characterized by problems with attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD has been increasingly recognized as a challenging adult diagnosis, especially for students enrolled in college courses. Students with ADHD may have a significantly lower mean grade point average, be more likely to be on academic probation, and report significantly more academic problems. However, with the appropriate accommodations and treatment, college students will be more likely to succeed in their course assignments, including tests and written assignments.

Facts about ADHD

  • Nearly 4.5% of adults in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD.
  • People with ADHD have more difficulties in school, at work, and in social relationships than those without the disorder.
  • The exact cause of ADHD is unknown, 76% of ADHD is thought to run in families.
  • Only 25% of adults with ADHD were diagnosed in childhood.
  • Although some ADHD symptoms are evident since early childhood, some individuals may not experience significant problems until later in life. Some very bright and talented individuals, for example, are able to compensate for their ADHD symptoms and do not experience significant problems until college, or in pursuit of their career.

 

Where can I get further evaluated after screening for ADHD?

The GT Counseling Center is located at the second level of the Smithgall Student Center (Flag Building). The Center is staffed by licensed psychologists, counselors, as well as pre-doctoral interns and graduate practicum students. The services are free of charge for GT students who are enrolled. For further information, please contact the Center at (404) 894-2575. nselors, as well as pre-doctoral interns and graduate practicum students. The services are free of charge for GT students who are enrolled. For further information, please contact the Center at (404) 894-2575. 

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Counseling Center, General, Student Life

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Categories
Other/Miscellaneous
Keywords
ADHD Screening, counseling center, counseling mental health
Status
  • Created By: Sara Warner
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 10, 2016 - 3:43pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:14pm