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We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Hollywood, FL.

Dr. Peter A Gold, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3600 Cleveland Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Peter Gold specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include substance abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gold is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

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Dr. Michelle Renee Reitman, PsyD
Specializes in Child Psychology
450 N. Park Road; #400
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Hintz is a pediatric psychologist in Hollywood, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, education consultation, and phobias. Dr. Hintz's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hintz accepts. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Jason Wasser, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1930 Harrison Street; Suite 205
Hollywood, FL
 

Mr. Jason Wasser specializes in family therapy and counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, infidelity issues, and separation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Mr. Wasser is conversant in Hebrew.

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

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Developmental Disabilities, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep ... (Read more)

Isaac N Sochaczewski
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Psychotherapy
17800 West Dixie Highway; Suite C
Miami, FL
 

Mr. Isaac Sochaczewski practices counseling, addiction therapy, and psychotherapy in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include abuse, adoption issues, and depression. Mr. Sochaczewski accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Adoption Issues, Conduct Disorder, Grief, Sexual ... (Read more)

Rachel D Azrin
Specializes in Counseling
20505 E Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL
 

Ms. Rachel Azrin is a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Azrin include sexual addiction, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Medication Management, Individual Therapy, Obesity, Anger Management, Life Coaching, ... (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.