Posted on September 22, 2021

Dr. Arthur D. Anastopoulos for UNCG Research Magazine

For students with ADHD, college can be an uphill battle. 

The college years are when many of us take our first steps into adulthood.

“During this period, we learn behaviors that can put us on a trajectory for success – or failures – as adults,” says UNCG psychologist Dr. Arthur D. Anastopoulos.

“Demands for self-regulation really increase. You’ve got to manage your own academics, your finances, your meals, your health, your social life, your car – you name it.”

It’s a big developmental adjustment for all students, but for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, he says, “There’s an enormously larger gap.”