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We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept CorpHealth Behavioral Health Network near Chicago, IL.

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Wendi L Lev
Specializes in Counseling
165 N Canal Street; 905
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Wendi Lev practices social work and counseling in Chicago, IL. Ms. Lev's areas of expertise include the following: depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

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Robert Jacob Bania, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
Suite 250, Office 2; 445 E. Ohio
Chicago, IL
 

Mr. Robert Bania practices family therapy and counseling. Mr. Bania's clinical interests include depression, child abuse, and infidelity issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Polish. Mr. Bania has an open panel.

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Dr. Mary-Beth A Golden, PhD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
2656 W Montrose; Suite 111
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary-Beth Golden practices social work in Skokie, IL and Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and adoption issues. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golden honors. Dr. Golden's practice is open to new patients.

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

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Corinne Evon Grichnik, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
405 North Wabash; Suite 2608
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Corinne Grichnik specializes in social work and practices in Park Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: narrative therapy, domestic abuse, and grief. Ms. Grichnik is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare.

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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.