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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects a person's ability to pay attention, control impulsive behaviors, and regulate hyperactivity. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, but its symptoms can persist into adolescence and adulthood.

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ADHD Resources for Stanford Students

Counseling and Psychological Services

(CAPS)

  • CAPS offers ADHD consultations to support students in connecting with assessments, academic support and other campus resources. 

How to connect:  Complete the form and call CAPS at (650) 723-3785 to request an ADHD initial consultation with one of our clinicians.

Cost: FREE for Stanford students

  • CAPS offers referral support for students who have been diagnosed with ADHD and are interested in continuing medication treatment and are not interested in an ADHD consultation. 

How to connect: Call CAPS at (650) 723-3785 and request referral options for ADHD medication treatment

Cost: FREE for Stanford students

Schwab Learning Center at Children’s Health Council

(SLC@CHC)

  • 1:1 coaching for school and work (strategies for optimizing performance and attention)
  • Psychoeducational evaluations as indicated for learning disabilities and ADHD
  • Post-evaluation counseling sessions to explain diagnosis and recommend solutions
  • Referrals for psychiatry services (e.g., medication management) as indicated
  • Referrals for psychological services (e.g., anxiety, depression) as indicated

Cost: FREE (no age limits for Stanford students)

Student eligibility for learning specialist sessions: 

  • Must have suspected or diagnosed LD and/or ADHD

 

Student eligibility for evaluations:

  • Must have formal referral from CAPS to receive priority scheduling
  • Must have at least 1 year of remaining enrollment
  • Must meet with a learning specialist at least 3 times

Cost: FREE (no age limits for Stanford students)

How to connect:  Call CAPS (650) 723-3785 and request a consultation visit to discuss a referral to Schwab (see above). Then:

Register for SLC@CHC

ADHD Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford Health Care

(ADHD at SHC)

  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Medication initiation and adjustment
  • ADHD at SHC may refer to SLC@CHC for further support as indicated

Cost:
Determined by insurance, $25 co-pay for Cardinal Care

How to connect:  Complete the form and Call SHC Psychiatry Intake, (650) 498-9111 (option #2 for students) or register with the DOP.

ADHD Psychological Services Program, ADAPT Clinic at Stanford Health Care (SHC)

(ADAPT at SHC)

  • Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ADHD
  • Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ADHD
  • Executive Functioning Skills Training

Cost:
Determined by insurance, $25 co-pay for Cardinal Care

How to connect:  Call the SHC Psychiatry Intake at 650-498-9111 (options #2 for students) and request ADHD services through Dr. Kan Long in the ADAPT Clinic or register with the DOP

Center for Teaching and Learning

(CTL)

  • Academic coaching (strategies for optimizing performance and attention)
  • Workshops, study halls, and other resources
  • Tutoring
  • Structured programming for neurodiverse students, including students with ADHD and learning differences

Cost: FREE for Stanford students

Community Providers

  • Therapy and/or medication visits with California providers off campus (including telemedicine).

Cost:
Per insurance
$25 co-pay for Cardinal Care visits

How to connect:  Call CAPS at (650) 723-3785 and request referral options for providers who treat ADHD.

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