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We found 8 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Community Care Network near New Haven, CT.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Charles Gardner is a psychiatrist. Dr. Gardner takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Carol Weitzman specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Weitzman is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weitzman is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism

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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dorothy Zachmann sees patients in New Haven, CT and Stratford, CT. Her medical specialty is geriatric psychiatry. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Zachmann's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Grief, Substance Abuse, Premenstrual Syndrome, Asperger's ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Mohamad Hammoud, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Fadi Hammoud's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Hammoud attended medical school at the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hammoud (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Child Abuse, Hearing Test, Sports Health, Immunization, Ear Infection, Eating Disorders, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Douglas Curtiss is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Curtiss's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Curtiss completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Curtiss (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Immunization, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Elena Dragoi works as a pediatrician in New Haven, CT and Bridgeport, CT. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and metabolic disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dragoi accepts Cigna, Community Care Network (CCN), and Medicaid insurance. She has an open panel. Dr. Dragoi attended medical school at Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Attention Deficit Disorder, Behavior Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Azimuddin Kazi works as a pediatric neurologist in Stratford, CT, Fairfield, CT, and Shelton, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Kazi (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Tamil. Dr. Kazi is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Kazi attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Botox Injection, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Behavior Problems, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Brain ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Philip Barasch works as a neurologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barasch is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Barasch (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Tamil. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Dystonia, Herniated Disc, Parkinson's Disease, ... (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.