Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 415–421

College students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

  • Lorraine E. Wolf
  • Philip Simkowitz
  • Heather Carlson

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-009-0062-5

Cite this article as:
Wolf, L.E., Simkowitz, P. & Carlson, H. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2009) 11: 415. doi:10.1007/s11920-009-0062-5


As more students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder attend college, studies are emerging that reveal problems in psychosocial and academic functioning. Substance use may magnify deficits in self-regulation. Recommendations are made for comprehensive assessment; however, the usual diagnostic categories may not be developmentally relevant. Students who are identified benefit from medication and nonmedication interventions, strategy support, and accommodations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorraine E. Wolf
    • 1
  • Philip Simkowitz
  • Heather Carlson
  1. 1.Office of Disability Services and Departments of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation SciencesBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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