College Students with ADHD

Current Issues and Future Directions

  • Lisa L. Weyandt
  • George J. DuPaul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lisa L. Weyandt, George J. DuPaul
    Pages 1-9
  3. Lisa L. Weyandt, George J. DuPaul
    Pages 11-24
  4. Lisa L. Weyandt, George J. DuPaul
    Pages 25-35
  5. Lisa L. Weyandt, George J. DuPaul
    Pages 37-60
  6. Lisa L. Weyandt, George J. DuPaul
    Pages 61-74
  7. Lisa L. Weyandt, George J. DuPaul
    Pages 75-86
  8. Lisa L. Weyandt, George J. DuPaul
    Pages 87-99
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 101-122

About this book

Introduction

Not long ago, conventional wisdom held that ADHD was a disorder of childhood only—that somewhere during puberty or adolescence, the child would outgrow it. Now we know better: the majority of children with the disorder continue to display symptoms throughout adolescence and into adulthood. It is during the teen and young adult years that the psychological and academic needs of young people with ADHD change considerably, and clinical and campus professionals are not always sufficiently prepared to meet the challenge.

College Students with ADHD is designed to bring the professional reader up to speed. The book reviews the latest findings on ADHD in high school and college students, assessment methods, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions.  Practical guidelines are included for helping young adults make the transition to college, so they may cope with their disorder and do as well as possible in school and social settings. Coverage is straightforward, realistic, and geared toward optimum functioning and outcomes. Among the topics featured:

  • Background information, from current statistics to diagnostic issues.
  • ADHD in high school adolescents.
  • ADHD in college students: behavioral, academic, and psychosocial functioning.
  • Assessment of ADHD in college students.
  • Psychosocial/educational treatment of ADHD in college students.
  • Pharmacotherapy for college students with ADHD.
  • Future directions for practice and research.

The comprehensive information in College Students with ADHD provides a wealth of information to researchers and professionals working with this population, including clinical and school psychologists, school and college counselors, special education teachers, social workers, developmental psychologists, and disability support staff on college campuses, as well as allied mental health providers.

Keywords

ADHD Academic Performance Adolescents Assessment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Behavior Behavioral Disorder Clinical Treatment College College Students Coping Disability Support Services Education Educational Treatment Emerging Adulthood High School Intervention Mental Health Pharmacotherapy Psychosocial functioning Psychosocial treatment Treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Lisa L. Weyandt
    • 1
  • George J. DuPaul
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Psychology, Chafee Social Science CenterUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Education & Human ServicesLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5345-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5344-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5345-1
  • About this book