We found 17 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Regina Bussing, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Regina Bussing works as a pediatric psychiatrist. Her clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), major depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Bussing is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Bussing attended the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bussing is conversant in German. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Separation Anxiety, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Problems, Major ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel McKendree Tucker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
U, Floor Dept Psych Mcknight Brain I; L4-100
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Tucker is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. In his practice, he is particularly interested in depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Tucker obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Personality Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol A Mathews, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Carol Mathews' area of specialization is psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathews include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group therapy services. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Mathews graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Mathews speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Kohl Mitchell Mayberry, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kohl Mayberry is a pediatric psychiatrist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Mayberry's areas of expertise include the following: psychosis, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and major depression. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mayberry has received professional recognition including the following: Psychiatric Education and Research Foundation Excellence in Psychiatric Education Award. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Separation Anxiety, Major Depression, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle E Jacobs-Elliott, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Jacobs-Elliott's specialty is psychiatry. Her areas of clinical interest consist of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Jacobs-Elliott honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Jody Lane Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
4300 Sw 13th Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jody Brown is a pediatric psychiatry specialist in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and generalized anxiety disorder. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brown trained at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Brown is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Attention Deficit Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Dr. Brenda Ann Wiens, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Brenda Wiens works as a child psychologist. Dr. Wiens's areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and conduct disorder. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Phi Beta Kappa (University of Chicago). She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent Randall Carr, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Brent Carr specializes in psychiatry and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Carr's areas of expertise include the following: depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Carr attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter A Gold, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Gold is a psychologist. Dr. Gold's areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gold accepts.

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Problems, Drug Rehab, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Edward Byrd, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Byrd specializes in psychology and practices in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and schizophrenia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Byrd is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Dr. Shelley Christine Heaton, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Heaton works as a child psychologist. Dr. Heaton's areas of expertise include depression, dystonia, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Dystonia, Sickle Cell Disease, Psychotherapy Treatment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane Edmund Dede, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Duane Dede practices psychology and neuropsychology in Gainesville, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dede honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Jill Sutton, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4001 Sw 13th Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jill Sutton's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sutton include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and major depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutton honors. Dr. Sutton is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Personality Disorders, Major Depression, Adjustment ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph McNamara, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph McNamara specializes in psychology. Dr. McNamara's areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Lynn Hall, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Karen Hall is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and preventive care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hall's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Preventive Care, Premenstrual Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Siraj Siddiqi is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Karachi. In Dr. Siddiqi's practice, he is particularly interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His distinctions include: Full Honors Scholarship for Medical College; Silver Medal awarded for academic excellence in final MBBS; and Academic Honors in Mathematics and Physics. Dr. Siddiqi (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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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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