We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Medicare near Orland Park, IL.

Dr. David Robert Hanson, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
9631 153rd Street; Suite 38
Orland Park, IL

Dr. David Hanson's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanson is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Michael Hakimi, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL

Dr. Michael Hakimi practices psychology in Oak Park, IL, Maywood, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. These areas are among Dr. Hakimi's clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Hakimi (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish. He is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Dr. Daniel Brian Nicholas, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
17732 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL

Dr. Daniel Nicholas' area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nicholas include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and adoption issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Magellan Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nicholas welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
7300 W College Drive; Suite 101
Palos Heights, IL

Dr. Richard Markin's specialties are psychology and psychotherapy. Dr. Markin has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Great-West Healthcare.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

Specializes in Neuropsychology
14400 S. John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL

Dr. Alissa Wicklund's area of specialization is neuropsychology. In her practice, Dr. Wicklund focuses on neuropsychological testing, aging, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Wicklund accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Neuropsychological Testing, Aging

Specializes in Social Work
16325 Harlem Avenue; Suite 200
Tinley Park, IL

Ms. Susan Johnson's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Johnson include depression, sexuality, and gay and lesbian issues. Ms. Johnson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Intimacy Issues, Grief, Life Coaching, Coaching, Divorce Counseling, ... (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.
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