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ADHD & Freshmen

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College students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD can find it difficult to make the transition to college. But, medical experts say, they can do well.

Researchers say, some strategies to help them prepare include: sticking to a structured daily schedule, and tapping into the university's disability support services.

Experts say the freshmen who come to college prepared, who are aware of their weaknesses and have some strategies for compensating are going to do best.

In a study researchers found that young people who are prone to immediate gratification or have difficulties with impulsivity, college offers endless distraction.

Other transition strategies for a successful school year are developing study habits and continuing to  take prescription medications.

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more on ADHD.