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.
Hours vary by semester - Please call for appointment times. 701-777-4500
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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 supoprt/promote academic success. A variety of services on campus have collaborated to provide ongoing assessment and management of a student's ADHD disorder including the Student Success Center, Disability Services for Students (DSS), University Counseling Center, and Psychological Services Center.
Mental health and primary care clinicians provide evidence-based treatment for the disorder. With appropriate management, it is our goal to treat students correctly and prevent/reduce the possibility of misuse/abuse of psychostimulant medications on our campus.
The following are requirements for ADHD treatment at Student Health Services:
Requesting to be initially treated for ADHD:
Neuropsychological testing is required before medication/s can be prescribed. 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. Students will be required to sign a Psychostimulant Medication Contract initially and on a yearly basis therafter, informing him/her about the responsibilties of taking a Schedule II drug.
Transfer care and refill medication/s for ADHD at SHS:
Records indicating diagnosis and psychological testing of ADHD, including medical management must be provided to SHS. Psychostimulants will not be prescribed until recores of neuropsychological testing and medical management have been received and scanned into the patient's chart. SHS may need to request neuropsychological retesting if records show prior testing was done as a child (under the age of 15). The brain has changed/matures since childhood, the student is now on his/her own, and may require new or different accommodations in his/her learning through DSS to promote/ensure academic success. Students must see a medical provider for refills. Provider/s may track usage and prescriptions via the Board of Pharmacy Prescription Refill Monitoring Program.
Receiving prescriptions from home provider and refilling medications at the SHS Pharmacy:
Any student may continue to receive prescriptions from their home provider and refill the medications at the SHS Pharmacy if desired.
Required forms and a list of testing facilities in the Grand Forks area are available on the Student Health Services website, UND.edu/student-health.