Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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Abstract This proposal explores the current research and literature on college students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Findings suggest that college students with ADHD/ADD experience academic and psychological difficulties that put them at a greater risk for earning low grade point averages, being on academic probation, and not graduating from college. These research findings serve as a rationale for implementing a structured skills development’ support group for college students diagnosed with or presenting symptoms of ADHD/ADD. There is literature supporting the positive effects of group therapy for this population. The goals of the group are to provide this population with…show more content…
College students who cannot effectively cope with and manage the symptoms of ADHD often make poor decisions and live chaotic college lifestyles that in turn can lead to academic failure, health-risk behaviors such as smoking, drinking, and illicit drug use and decreased quality of life. High school students with ADHD have increasingly been pursuing higher education. Since current research has revealed the difficulties that may be encountered by college students with ADHD it is beneficial for them to have access to convenient non-drug treatment. Previous research studies have been conducted that show positive results with group treatments for adults with ADHD. Therefore, a skills development support group would be beneficial to the academic achievement and psychological functioning of college students diagnosed with or presenting symptoms of ADHD/ADD. College students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD will be able to join the Attacking A+DD group. Attacking A+DD is a treatment group program that is focused on skills training, and limited psycho-education. The group program will consist of 2 weekly sessions during the course of 8 weeks. Each session will last for a duration of 2 hours. During the first week the participants will be educated on the ADD/ADHD disorder, how to recognize the symptoms, treatment options, causes, behavioral factors, comorbid symptoms, and increased risks associated with the disorder, and disorder comprehension. They will also be provided with
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