Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Welcome to the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) clinic at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry.
You should consider referring to this clinic if your child suffers from any of the following symptoms:
- Poor attention span
- Difficulty in following directions
- Academic problems
The main function of the clinic is to provide diagnostic services to children and adolescents, between the ages of 4 and 18 years, with suspected attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
This condition is widely regarded as the most prevalent psychiatric/behavioral disorder of childhood. A significant number of patients suffer from other psychiatric disorders, such as, depression; anxiety disorder; and autism. Untreated ADHD is often associated with school problems; conduct disorder; and, in some cases, with substance abuse.
Patients receive a standardized and a comprehensive physical; neuropsychological; and psychiatric assessment, performed by experienced staff. The total duration of the evaluation is 5 to 6 hours.
Cases for ongoing treatment are accepted depending on such factors as distance from the clinic; availability of local resources; presence of family support etc.
To schedule an initial appointment:
Depression Center & Ambulatory Psychiatry