Mental Health and ADHD
Anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem are natural feelings that are experienced in varying degrees by college students. Sometimes these and other mental health concerns can be improved by rest, relaxation, exercise, good nutrition and a strong support system. Other times students may want to seek help from professionals. UND Student Health Services offers consultation for these symptoms with medical providers, and, on referral, psychiatric providers. The psychiatric providers include a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner who provide a full range of confidential psychiatric services including comprehensive evaluations and pharmacotherapy. Students have the option of receiving services via telemedicine by the psychiatrist, or an on-site visit provided by the psychiatric nurse practitioner. Referrals are also made to providers in the community for intensive or long term treatment if necessary. The providers at Student Health Services also refer and collaborate with the UND Counseling Center to promote ongoing behavioral therapy as part of their care. Both medical and psychiatric providers also provide medical management for ADHD medication.
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About one in four adults in the United States suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Treatment may include counseling, psychotherapy, medication therapy, rehabilitation, and attention to other mental and psychosocial problems. Research findings in genetics and neuroscience are providing important new insights and approaches for more effective interventions. *
One intervention is called Pharmacogenomic testing, which is available at UND Student Health Services. Using DNA gathered with a simple cheek swab, the genes are analyzed and the results help providers select medications that better match the patient’s genes. Call (701-777-4500) or stop at UND Student Health for more information.
*Centers for Disease Control
Mental Health Resources
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Student Health Services is committed to providing services that support/promote academic success. For those diagnosed with ADHD, collaborative efforts have been established with a variety of services on campus (Student Success Center, University Counseling Center (UCC), Disability Services for Students (DSS), and Psychological Services Center) to provide ongoing assessment and monitoring of the student's condition and management. Mental health and primary care clinicians will provide evidence-based treatment for ADHD. WIth appropriate management it is our goal to prevent and reduce the possibility of misuse/abuse of psychostimulant medications on our campus.
Initiation of psychostimulant medication/s for ADHD:
Psychological testing is required before medication/s can be prescribed. See "forms" for list of testing sites. If testing results indicate that the student may benefit from the use of a psychostimulant medication/s, he/she will be required to see a primary care or mental health provider at SHS for initiation of medication/s. *
Request for transfer of care and refill of medication/s:
Records indicating diagnosis of ADHD, including medical management must be provided to SHS. Psychostimulants will not be prescribed until records of psychological testing and medical management have been received and scanned into the patient chart. See "forms" for Authorization for Disclosure of Medical Records. *
Ongoing medication refills:
Student requesting refills of psychostimulant medications must see a SHS provider monthly. See forms for Psychostimulant Medication Contract. Provider/s may track usage and prescriptions via the Board of Pharmacy Prescription Refill Monitoring Program. *
* Student will be required to sign a Psychostimulant Medication Contract initially and on a yearly basis thereafter, informing him/her about the responsibilities of taking a Schedule II drug. See "forms" for example of contract.