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We found 5 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
(760) 622-9662; (760) 422-9862

Dr. Antony Brailow's specialty is psychology. Dr. Brailow's areas of expertise include depression, lesbian issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more.

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All Interests: EMDR, Family / Marital Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Autism Spectrum, Divorce, Elderly ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Child Psychology
2181 S El Camino Real; Suite 202
Oceanside, CA
(760) 929-9010

Dr. Michael Stubbs practices child psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Behavioral Issues, Oppositional Defiant, Post Traumatic Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Francis Messoline Medical Doctor (MD), MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3581 Cameo Drive; Unit 34
Oceanside, CA

Dr. Matthew Messoline is a family medicine practitioner in San Diego, CA and Oceanside, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Messoline attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Messoline is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: ADHD (adults), ADHD (pediatrics), Anxiety and panic disorders, Back evaluation and treatment, Wart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
3150 El Camino Real; Suite E
Carlsbad, CA
(760) 436-6892

Ms. Debra Kresch works as a social worker. These areas are among her clinical interests: infertility, education consultation, and phobias. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Methods Used: Couple/Marital, Methods Used: Educational or Psycho-Educational, Methods Used: ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Adrienne Blumberg's area of specialization is family therapy. These areas are among Ms. Blumberg's clinical interests: behavior therapy, depression, and narrative therapy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Clinical Supervision, Gender Identity, Transgender, Children, Teens, Women, Couples, Individual ... (Read more)




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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.