Success with ADD - ADHD

Success with ADD - ADHD

Image of a teacher helping a studentAccording to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, ADD - ADHD is a neurological condition that interferes with the brain’s executive functioning.

Executive functioning includes the management of thoughts, emotions and actions.

ADD-ADHD typically manifests itself in a persistent pattern that significantly hinders daily functioning. Challenges may include any of the following: 

  • inattention
  • impulsivity
  • hyperactivity
  • catching details
  • following instructions carefully and completely
  • listening when spoken to directly
  • losing or forgetting important things
  • feeling restless
  • fidgeting
  • talking excessively
  • blurting out answers before hearing the whole question
  • waiting your turn

UNC is committed to supporting the success of all students at Carolina. If you consistently struggle with issues like those above, you might consider being tested for ADD - ADHD.

The pages on the right provide information about testing, medications, and policies at UNC and Campus Health Services. Look around and contact CHS with any questions. We also encourage you to seek assistance from the Learning Center and Accessibility Resources and Services.