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We found 5 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 physician who specializes in psychiatry. Dr. Welch attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She is especially interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Welch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Unfortunately, Dr. Welch is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
17 Sherwood Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Joyce Pere specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Pere is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Pere welcomes new patients.

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

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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 accepts. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Baskin's specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Baskin is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Pain Management, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ... (Read more)

Glenn J Wolff Lcsw/Wolff Psychotherapy, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
2001 W Main Street; Suite 106e
Stamford, CT
 

Mr. Glenn Wolff's specialties are social work and psychotherapy. He practices in Stamford, CT. Mr. Wolff's areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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.