We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Cigna near Cheshire, CT.

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Dr. David W Lovejoy, PsyD
Specializes in Neuropsychology
700 West Johnson Avenue; Suite 310
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. David Lovejoy's specialty is neuropsychology. He takes Cigna, Medicare, and United Healthcare insurance. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

All Interests: Concussion, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dementia, Forensics

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
288 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Kerline Vassell-Klaus' specialty is adolescent medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Vassell-Klaus attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vassell-Klaus's hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Hearing Evaluation, Immunization, Attention Deficit Disorder, Vision ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
288 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Luis Alonso is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alonso include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Alonso is rated highly by his patients. He honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Valencia Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Francis Hospital for residency. Dr. Alonso is affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Consultation, Immunization, Ear Infection, Eating Disorders, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
435 Highland Avenue; Suite 110
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. James O'Connor is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. O'Connor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Dr. O'Connor attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, Immunization, Allergies, Attention ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
435 Highland Avenue; Suite 110
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Karalyn Kinsella is a general pediatrician. Dr. Kinsella is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Dr. Kinsella is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Hearing Evaluation, Immunization, Ear ... (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.
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