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We found 5 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
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Hanson's specialty is psychology. Dr. Hanson's clinical interests include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Hakimi specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. Dr. Hakimi is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hakimi (or staff) is conversant in Persian and Turkish.

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

Dr. Daniel Nicholas works as a psychologist in Tinley Park, IL. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and adoption issues. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nicholas takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Magellan Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Markin practices psychology and psychotherapy in Palos Heights, IL and Northbrook, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Markin include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markin takes. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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

Dr. Alissa Wicklund is a neuropsychologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in neuropsychological testing, aging, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Wicklund is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Neuropsychological Testing, Aging

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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.