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We found 7 specialists near New Bedford, MA with an interest in attention deficit disorders and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

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Ms. Claire Patricia Cayer PCNS
Specializes in Psychiatry
589 S 1st Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 999-3126

Ms. Claire Cayer is a psychiatrist. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She honors Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, Health Net, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Addiction, Anger Management, Asperger's Syndrome, Drug Abuse, Medication Management, Oppositional ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
3 N Orchard Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 991-4404; (508) 876-4920

Ms. Susan Vincent is a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Vincent include depression, domestic abuse, and coping skills. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Anxiety or Fears, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Chronic Pain or Illness, Coping Skills, Depression, ... (Read more)

Ms. Dorothy J Burr LCSW, MSW, LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
30-32R Gifford Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 999-3126; (508) 455-5028

Ms. Dorothy Burr specializes in social work and practices in New Bedford, MA and Onset, MA. Clinical interests for Ms. Burr include depression, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. Ms. Burr is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Divorce, Domestic Violence, Loss or Grief, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Hodosh PSYD, LMHC
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
30-32R Gifford Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 996-8502

Dr. Michael Hodosh is a counselor and psychotherapist. His clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and crisis intervention. Dr. Hodosh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Coaching, Most of us "tell ourselves stuff" that is really just a rehashing of early messages that ... (Read more)

Mr. James Andrew Pierson MSW, LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
48 North Street; Suite 1 East
New Bedford, MA
(508) 758-3754; (508) 213-8272

Mr. James Pierson's specialty is social work. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Elderly Persons Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Mr. Jesse Alvin Rieber LMHC, LCMHC, BCPC
Specializes in Counseling
106 Spring Street; Suite 206
New Bedford, MA
(508) 999-3290; (508) 775-9902

Mr. Jesse Rieber specializes in counseling and practices in New Bedford, MA and Hyannis, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: ADHD, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Celina Belmarce Pina Shemo PSYD, LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
VGI; Martha's Vineyard
New Bedford, MA
(508) 996-8800; (508) 538-1948

Dr. Celina Pina is a family therapist and counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), domestic abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Pina honors ValueOptions, Behavioral Health Systems, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pina (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Dissociative Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Psychosis, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family ... (Read more)

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What are Attention Deficit Disorders (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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