We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Orlando, FL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
2150 N Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Karen Goldberg sees patients in Winter Park, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Goldberg's clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. John Grbac's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Grbac include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Dr. Grbac's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 540
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Michael Westerveld practices psychology and neuropsychology in Orlando, FL and Winter Park, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Westerveld include learning disabilities, neuropsychological testing, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He 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 accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Mental Health
4731 Deer Road
Orlando, FL
 

Mr. Tim Lloyd is a mental health professional in Orlando, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in adoption issues, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and eating disorders. Mr. Lloyd 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.

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

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.
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