Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Dr. Kip Myers on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

During college, our capacity for scholarship, managing time and money, and emotional growth is put to the test. When overwhelmed by these challenges, students often ask me if they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I hope to shed light on this important subject.

Symptoms of ADHD

Previously called minimal brain dysfunction, ADHD is a developmental disorder characterized by poor attention and organization, excessive physical movement, and impulsive, poor judgment causing serious consequences in most spheres of a person’s life, by age seven. As many as eight percent of children are affected, and their school records reflect far below average grades and frequent discipline problems. Less than half of them will have residual attention problems in adulthood. However, when the problems do persist in adulthood, lives are often complicated by increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, sexually transmitted diseases, and divorce due to their unreliable and impulsive behavior. Unemployment is more likely and, not surprisingly, adults with ADHD are overrepresented in jail and prison populations.

ADHD Screening at CAPS

Due to the exceptional volume of requests for ADHD testing CAPS has received, we are unable to accommodate any further requests for ADHD testing until the Fall 2021 semester. Visit the Resources tab below for information regarding other agencies in the Bloomington area that may offer ADHD testing.

Due to the exceptional volume of requests for ADHD testing CAPS has received, we are unable to accommodate any further requests for ADHD testing until the Fall 2021 semester. Please see below for information regarding other agencies in the Bloomington area that may offer ADHD testing.

For academic assistance please refer to these academic resources:

Please note: Indiana University does not endorse or recommend any particular provider. This is for informational purposes to provide you with some idea of what resources are available in this area. Contacting/selecting providers is the responsibility of the student, as is any cost associated. We do encourage you to contact your insurance provider to determine what your benefits include.

ADHD Testing Providers in Bloomington:

  • Lindeman & Associates
    812-650-1234; 3901 E. Hagan St., Suite F
    3-5 hour time span over 1-2 visits
    Reports ready within 2-3 weeks after all info collected
  • Ragonese Psychological Services
    812-272-3398; 405 S. College Ave.
    Most major insurances accepted, including Medicaid & HIP
  • Spencer Psychology
    812-333-8474; 482 S. Landmark Avenue
    2-3 hours of interviewing + 1-2 hours of testing
    Reports typically ready in a week to 10 days following last appointment
    Cognitive and educational testing do not meet the “medical necessity” requirement for health insurance coverage.  All fees are out of pocket. More information and scheduling can be found here.
  • Betty Watson, Ph.D.
    812-334-3949; 3100 John Hinkle Pl.
    Learning disability and ADHD testing. Learning disability evaluations are an out of pocket expense, not covered by insurance, call for rates.
    Most major insurance companies accepted to cover ADHD evaluation.
  • Mark Herman, PhD, HSPP
    812-339-2224; 3925 E. Hagan St., Ste. 203