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We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Dr. Richard Elliot Landis, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
30101 Town Center Drive; Suite 201
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Richard Landis works as a psychologist in Orange, CA and Laguna Niguel, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Landis include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Landis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Thomas Anthony Habib, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Child Psychology
31897 Del Obispo 250
San Juan Capistrano, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Habib's specialties are group therapy, family therapy, and child psychology. Dr. Habib's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stephen James Harris, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
26381 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Harris works as a family therapist and psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Harris include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Judith Diane Trytten, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
27201 Capote De Paseo; Unit C
San Juan Capistrano, CA
 

Dr. Judith Trytten is a psychologist in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Trytten include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology
26440 La Alameda; Suite 220
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gray works as a neuropsychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. Dr. Gray is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He 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.