As colleges face a growing demand for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD among students, the challenge to identify and manage this condition effectively becomes increasingly important. On campus, research tells us at least 5% of students are known to have ADHD upon entering college, with many more undiagnosed. There's a clear need for enhanced approaches and resources, given the impact on both morbidity and mortality in this age group when ADHD is left untreated. This must be balanced against over-diagnosing and over-prescribing of stimulant medications, with the associated risk of diversion. Join us for a critical discussion on innovative strategies and proposed best practices for ADHD management in college settings.

In this webinar, Nora Feldpausch, MD, Medical Director of Mantra Health, Dr. Justin Hauxwell, Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Auraria campus in Denver, and Bettina Frankel, Staff Psychiatrist at Northwestern University, discuss:

  • National Trends in ADHD Approaches: Learn about diverse diagnosis and treatment strategies implemented on college campuses nationwide.
  • Unique Challenges of ADHD in College: Understand the specific difficulties in diagnosing and treating ADHD in a college setting and the critical role of College and University Psychological Services (CAPS).
  • Effective Strategies and Standardization: Insights into what has worked well in managing ADHD and the steps towards establishing a standardized approach.
  • Addressing SUD and ADHD: Examine how campuses handle Substance Use Disorders (SUD) alongside ADHD, issues related to medication diversion, and ways to ensure equitable treatment access.
  • Evidence-Based Practices: Gather takeaways for campus clinicians to develop an evidence-based approach for handling ADHD.

Drawing from case studies and real-world experiences, this webinar offers a comprehensive look at the multifaceted aspects of ADHD in higher education. Discover how innovative solutions, such as integrated care pathways and telehealth services, are making a significant impact on student mental health.