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

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

Dr. Eric Whittall's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Whittall accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Alanna Coughlin's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Coughlin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Karen Goldberg's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. She is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Goldberg completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Goldberg is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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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 is an adolescent medicine specialist in Madison, CT, New Haven, CT, and Clinton, CT. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Springhorn accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Springhorn is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman works as a general pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Waldman average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waldman attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Waldman completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Waldman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Dawn Torres specializes in general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Torres attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres takes. Dr. Torres is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
152 Broad Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Stein is a pediatrician. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stein's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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

Dr. Raymond Seligson practices general pediatrics. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seligson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Seligson's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
152 Broad Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Dia Flanagan practices general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Flanagan honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flanagan's 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.