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We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Karen Ann Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
2150 N Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Karen Goldberg specializes in pediatric psychiatry and practices in Winter Park, FL and Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Goldberg's clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Karen Marie Mikolic, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
32 West Gore Street; Fifth Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Karen Mikolic practices psychology and neuropsychology in Orlando, FL. Dr. Mikolic 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. Her professional affiliations include Orlando VA Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Dr. John T Grbac, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1630 Hillcrest Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. John Grbac works as a psychologist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Grbac's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grbac's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports Health, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2431 Aloma Avenue; Suite 160
Winter Park, FL
 

Mr. Alton Childs works as a counselor. His areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Mr. Childs accepts 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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All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Grief, Dual Diagnosis, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Mental Health
4731 Deer Road
Orlando, FL
 

Mr. Tim Lloyd's specialty is mental health. Areas of expertise for Mr. Lloyd include adoption issues, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and eating disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Lloyd accepts.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Adoption Issues, Family Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Couples Therapy

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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.