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We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Medicare near Marietta, GA.

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Dr. Sara Michelle ONeal, PsyD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology
2520 Windy Hill Road; Suite 203
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Sara Velez works as a cognitive therapist and health psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Velez accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Velez speaks French.

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1775 The Exchange Se; Suite 327
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Joanne Max's specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Max include learning disabilities, neuropsychological testing, and geriatric consultation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Max accepts. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Steven Perry Perlow, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
1827 Powers Ferry Road Se; Building 22, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Steven Perlow's specialties are group therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and child psychology. He practices in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Perlow include depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and WellCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Susan Z Volentine, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
122 Cherry Street Nw
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Susan Volentine works as a psychologist. Dr. Volentine's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
1260 Concord Road; Suite 202
Smyrna, GA
 

Mr. Ken Cook works as a social worker. These areas are among his clinical interests: substance abuse, psychodynamic therapy, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and 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.