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Mental Health Concerns
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and movement in people with ADHD than in people without
the disorder. Biological studies also suggest that children
with ADHD may have lower levels of the neurotransmitter
dopamine in critical regions of the brain.
How is ADHD treated?
Many treatments, some with good scientific basis, some
without, have been recommended to treat ADHD. The most
proven treatments combine medication and behavior
therapy.
Resources:
Scattered Minds
. Adler, Len. 2006.
ADHD in Adults
. Barkley, Russell, Kevin Murphy and Mariellen
Fischer. 2008.
Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD
.
Nadeau, Kathleen. 2006.
Adapted from information from the National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMI)
ASPERGER’S SYNDROME/AUTISM
Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is a neurological disorder often
referred to as High Functioning Autism. Individuals with AS
often have unusually strong, narrow interests and average to
superior intellect. Many students with AS will not self-
identify and of those who do, only some will require formal
classroom accommodation. Individuals with AS are most
comfortable with predictable routine; conversely they may