It's not unusual to have difficulty focusing on academic work. The causes are varied and include:
ADHD Screening at CAPS
ADHD and other conditions that impair attention are treatable, and the staff at CAPS has the skills to help. Stop by for a low-cost ADHD screening. No appointment is necessary; just stop by the 4th floor of the IU Health Center between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The screening takes approximately 45-60 minutes.
Other Diagnostic Materials
In addition to your screening, we will need the following items to complete your assessment:
- A questionnaire from a parent or guardian about your past and present concentration problems (you will need to sign a release so we can contact them)
- School records from kindergarten through 12th grade to assess past academic performance
- A personal interview by a CAPS Counselor
- In some cases, a urine drug screen may be requested at any point in the screening process
If your screening and interview suggest you may have ADHD or another psychiatric disorder, you will receive a follow-up appointment with a CAPS psychiatrist.
If you are already being treated for ADHD, you can transfer your care to CAPS. You will need to complete the screening process and sign a release so CAPS can obtain your previous medical records.
Student Stimulant Misuse Policy
Stimulants are Schedule-II drugs, which are controlled medications strictly regulated by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). Your physician cannot give refills for your stimulant medication unless a new prescription is written for each refill. Schedule-II medications cannot be refilled by telephone. Misuse of stimulant medications is a common and recognized concern. CAPS psychiatrists will NOT write prescriptions for lost or stolen prescriptions. Do not give your prescription medication to anyone. Keep your medication in a safe place where others do not have access.