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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.

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

Dr. Eric Whittall practices psychology in Guilford, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and education consultation. Dr. Whittall takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Alanna Coughlin sees patients in North Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Coughlin attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for her residency. She is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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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. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg honors. Dr. Goldberg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Goldberg is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Erin Springhorn's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Springhorn is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Springhorn is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program. Patients gave Dr. Waldman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Waldman is open to new patients.

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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' specialty is general pediatrics. She takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Torres is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Torres's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
152 Broad Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Stein's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Stein attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Immunization, Ear Infection, Attention ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
152 Broad Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Dia Flanagan practices general pediatrics in Madison, CT, Guilford, CT, and New Haven, CT. 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. She takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flanagan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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

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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.