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We found 7 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Unicare near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. Christina Joy Blodgett Dycus, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
100 Illinois Street; Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL
 

Dr. Christina Blodgett specializes in psychology and neuropsychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blodgett include elder abuse, geriatric consultation, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Blodgett is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, Geriatric Consultation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Mary Ables, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 W. Fabyan Parkway; Unit B
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Ables' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Ables is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ables honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN.

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

All Interests: Skin Issues, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Joy Castrovillari specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Wheaton, IL and Saint Charles, IL. Dr. Castrovillari's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Castrovillari is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Schulman attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schulman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Delnor Hospital.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She 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 works as a pediatrician. Dr. Destefani is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Destefani trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Destefani accepts.

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

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

Mary B McMillan, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
226 State Street
St Charles, IL
 

Ms. Mary McMillan practices social work in Saint Charles, IL and Batavia, IL. These areas are among Ms. McMillan's clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, education consultation, and phobias. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, ... (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.