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50 Tips for College Students

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 October 5th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, College|Tags: , , , , |

I did the "extended tour" of college. From about 1991-2002. I did get 4 degrees, so at least I have an excuse. :) I've also been an adjunct professor, so I've also been at the other side of the classroom. 1) The Freshman Fifteen does exist. So does the Freshman Twenty. Watch how many starches and [...]

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Win a copy of “Making the Grade with ADD”!

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:47+00:00 August 21st, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, College|Tags: , , , |

Want to win a copy of "Making the Grade with ADD: A Student's Guide to Suceeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder"? Here's what you do to enter the random drawing: 1. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephaniesarkis 2. Tweet me an ADHD tip. Put a hashtag (#) in front of the word "ADHD" in your tweet. [...]

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11 Tips for Succeeding in College with ADHD

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 August 19th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, College|Tags: , , , , , |

PsychCentral.com has just posted an article, "11 Tips for Succeeding in College with ADHD", for which I was interviewed: College is a big transition for any student. But when you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there are added challenges to consider. These obstacles concern everything from studying to managing your time to spending impulsively to [...]

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50 Tips for College

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:47+00:00 August 12th, 2011|Categories: College|Tags: , , , |

I was a college student for 11 years (getting four degrees, including a PhD, will do that to you). I'm also an adjunct professor, so I've been at the other side of the classroom as well. Here are 50 things I've learned from being a college student and a professor. (I've also written a book on [...]

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Think you have privacy rights in college?

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:46+00:00 March 12th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, College, School|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Think your privacy rights are covered at college? Think again. A U.S. District Court judge ruled that if a university doesn't accept federal aid, FERPA law, the law protecting the privacy of students' records, doesn't apply. What does this mean for you? Students' personal information and records could be fair game for distribution. The good news: [...]

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Judge blocks discovery into aspiring lawyers’ mental health

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Categories: ADHD, College, Depression/Anxiety, News, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Law Journal January 04, 2011 - A federal judge has blocked the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners from digging further into the mental health of class-action plaintiffs who are suing over certain questions on the state's bar admission application. U.S. District Judge Tanya Pratt affirmed on Dec. 23 a magistrate's order prohibiting the [...]

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1 in 5 young adults has a personality disorder? What??

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:50+00:00 December 1st, 2008|Categories: College, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry, it was found that substance abuse was the most common mental disorder amongst college-age adults, with personality disorders coming in second. It was found that the most common personality disorder was obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Take into account the fact that many college students have some type of [...]

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Rate of narcissism increasing, especially for those born after 1982

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:50+00:00 March 14th, 2008|Categories: College, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

The July/August 2007 issue of the Atlantic Monthly discussed a 24-year study by Jean M. Twenge which examined the rate of narcissism in college students.. The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI), a 40-question survey, was administered to 16,475 college students in the United States between 1982 and 2006. It was found that there has been a steady [...]