We found 3 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Oceanside, CA.

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Specializes in Psychology
2181 El Camino Real; #101
Oceanside, CA

Dr. Antony Brailow is a psychologist in Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and Oceanside, CA. These areas are among Dr. Brailow's clinical interests: depression, lesbian issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Child Psychology
2181 S El Camino Real; Suite 202
Oceanside, CA

Dr. Michael Stubbs practices child psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Stubbs is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Adrienne Blumberg, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
2777 Jefferson Street, Suite 203; Carlsbad Ca 92008, Office 1
Carlsbad, CA

Ms. Adrienne Blumberg works as a family therapist in Carlsbad, CA and Del Mar, CA. These areas are among Ms. Blumberg's clinical interests: behavior therapy, depression, and narrative therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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