We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Medicare near Stamford, CT.

Dr. Martha G Welch, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
235 Cognewaugh Road
Cos Cob, CT

Dr. Martha Welch is a psychiatry specialist. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Welch completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Welch include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Welch (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
17 Sherwood Place
Greenwich, CT

Dr. Joyce Pere is a pediatric psychiatry specialist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pere's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and New York Medical College and residency at Westchester Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Pere is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Premenstrual Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
833 Summer Street; Ste. 1-a
Stamford, CT

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Neglect, Education, Munchausen Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
30 Buxton Farm Road
Stamford, CT

Dr. Steven Baskin is a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Baskin 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: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Pain Management, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ... (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.
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