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We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Saint Charles, IL.

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Dr. Joy E Castrovillari, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 202
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Joy Castrovillari's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castrovillari honors. Dr. Castrovillari attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Castrovillari's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Jay Schulman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
W. Wilson Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Schulman works as a general pediatrician. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Schulman performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Schulman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma

Dr. Rhonda Kay Williams, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; #203
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Rhonda Williams sees patients in Saint Charles, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors. She attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Thomas B Destefani, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 202
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Destefani is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Destefani is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Asthma

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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.