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We found 9 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Guilford, CT.

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Dr. Eric L Whittall, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
25 Water Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Eric Whittall works as a psychologist in Guilford, CT. Dr. Whittall's areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and education consultation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Alanna Coughlin's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Coughlin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Coughlin is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Child Abuse, Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman practices general pediatrics in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Waldman completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
152 Broad Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Stein is a general pediatrician in Guilford, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Stein honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stein welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1110 Durham Road
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Karen Goldberg is an adolescent medicine specialist in Madison, CT, Clinton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Goldberg is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adoption Issues, Consultation, Obesity, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1110 Durham Road
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Erin Springhorn's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Dr. Springhorn speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Dawn Torres specializes in general pediatrics. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres honors. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
420 E Main Street; Suite 6
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Raymond Seligson is a general pediatrician in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Seligson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
152 Broad Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Dia Flanagan works as a general pediatrician in Madison, CT, Guilford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Flanagan attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Flanagan is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.