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

Dr. Eric Whittall works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Whittall include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Whittall is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Alanna Coughlin is a pediatrician. Dr. Coughlin is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coughlin takes. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman specializes in general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waldman is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Waldman is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
152 Broad Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Stein's specialty is general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Karen Goldberg works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Madison, CT, Clinton, CT, and New Haven, CT. She takes MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Goldberg speaks Spanish. Dr. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Erin Springhorn specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Madison, CT, New Haven, CT, and Clinton, CT. Dr. Springhorn is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Springhorn accepts. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Dawn Torres sees patients in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Branford, CT. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres honors. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Torres's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Torres is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Raymond Seligson's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Seligson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seligson honors. He is 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's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Flanagan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She accepts Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flanagan's 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.
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