Being Successful with ADHD

ADHD is a neurological condition that interferes with the brain’s executive functioning, meaning the management of thoughts, emotions and actions.

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 ADHD.

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