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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's specialty is psychiatry. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gardner completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gardner takes. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gardner's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist in New Haven, CT. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Weitzman completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Weitzman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism

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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dorothy Zachmann specializes in geriatric psychiatry and practices in New Haven, CT and Stratford, CT. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Zachmann is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Zachmann accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Hammoud is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Hammoud (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Hammoud's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Elena Doina Dragoi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Elena Dragoi is a pediatrician in New Haven, CT and Bridgeport, CT. She is a graduate of Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi. Her clinical interests include cancer, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and metabolic disorders. Dr. Dragoi accepts the following insurance: Cigna, Community Care Network (CCN), and Medicaid. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dragoi's practice is open to new patients.

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

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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 patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Curtiss (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Sports Health, Immunization, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Azimuddin Kazi's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kazi accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Kazi attended B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school. Dr. Kazi (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Tamil.

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Specializes in Neurology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Philip Barasch, who practices in Shelton, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barasch honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Barasch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Tamil. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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.