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We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Humana near Scottsdale, AZ.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology
7575 E Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Kathy Thomas' specialty is neuropsychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, TriWest, and more. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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Specializes in Neuropsychology, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
4222 E Camelback Road; H230
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Phillip Lett practices neuropsychology, child psychology, and addiction therapy. His areas of expertise include the following: behavior therapy, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and couples therapy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lett accepts. Dr. Lett has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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Specializes in Psychology
7510 E. First Street
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. John Unmacht works as a psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ. His clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Unmacht accepts. Dr. Unmacht is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

Cristi Ann Soiya
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Psychotherapy
9449 North 90th Street; Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Ms. Cristi Soiya practices counseling, addiction therapy, and psychotherapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Soiya include alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Child Abuse, Infertility, Phobias, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
10613 N. Hayden Road; Suite J-100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Mr. Reuben Osollo practices social work. His areas of expertise include self-harm, depression, and sexuality. Mr. Osollo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
4333 N Civic Center Plaza; #200
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Ms. Madison Rhodes works as a family therapist, counselor, and addiction therapist in Scottsdale, AZ. Her areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), brief psychotherapy, and couples therapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Family Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Couples Therapy, Brief Psychotherapy

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What is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common disorders diagnosed in children. Nine percent of children in the USA have been diagnosed with ADHD. Symptoms, which include hyperactivity and difficulty maintaining focus or paying attention, can last into adulthood for some patients. Boys are four times as likely to be diagnosed as girls, although we don’t know why this is.

There are three main types of ADHD:
  • Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive types show symptoms such as constant fidgeting, talking non-stop, touching everything, having trouble sitting still and waiting their turn, and interrupting others.
  • Predominantly inattentive types tend to be distracted, get bored and wander off during tasks, forget things or instructions, daydream, and appear not to be listening. This type is sometimes misdiagnosed because they are not hyperactive and there are fewer behavior issues.
  • Combined types show symptoms from both categories. This is actually the most common type of ADHD.

When diagnosing ADHD, it is important to rule out other issues that may be causing the symptoms. Seizure disorders, hearing loss, anxiety, and domestic problems are some examples of problems that can cause behaviors similar to those seen with ADHD.

Treatment can include stimulant medications, behavioral therapy to teach patients ways to navigate their world and control symptoms better, and accommodations at school or work. A structured environment (with lots of organization and well-defined rules) seems to help most kids with ADHD function at their best.

ADHD is mainly thought of as a disorder that affects children, but symptoms can last into adulthood for a third to half of those diagnosed. In adults, ADHD has similar symptoms as when it is seen in children: impulsive behavior, difficulty maintaining focus, being easily distracted, or a tendency to fidget. These symptoms can cause problems in a patient’s careers and relationships. Additionally, adults with ADHD are at increased risk for substance abuse. Medications can be an important part of treatment for adults, as well as stress reduction techniques and organization skills training. Specialized ADHD coaches can help adults with ADHD manage their symptoms and succeed in all areas of their life.