Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also called ADHD, affects 30 to 50 percent of adults who had ADHD in childhood.  People with ADHD often complain about:

  • hyperactivity
  • difficulty concentrating
  • being distracted most of the time
  • difficulty organizing things
  • difficulty remembering details
  • difficulty controlling behavior

Diagnosis of ADHD can be complicated by the overlap between symptoms of ADHD and the symptoms of other common psychiatric conditions such as depression and substance abuse.  If you have any of these symptoms, we recommend that you contact our Counseling and Psychological Services, also known as CAPS.  If you have been diagnosed with ADHD by another practitioner, please bring or forward your medical records to CAPS.


Counseling and Psychological Services

University of Pennsylvania

133 S. 36th Street (corner of 36th & Walnut) 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246


Emergency number after hours: 215-349-5490

(Ask for the CAPS Clinician on call)



CAPS is an office of the University Life Division (VPUL)