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1 . resultJeannine Renee Audet MD
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Specializes in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

222 Milliken Boulevard
Fall River, MA
(508) 235-5285; (508) 674-5600

Clinical interests: Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeannine Audet works as a developmental pediatrician in Fall River, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders), learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Audet honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, United Healthcare, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Audet completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Audet (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. She is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Audet has an open panel.

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2 . resultMrs. (Ms.) Susan A Vincent LICSW, ACSW, CSW
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Specializes in Social Work

3 North Orchard Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 991-4404; (508) 876-4920

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

Ms. Susan Vincent's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Vincent's areas of expertise include the following: interpersonal psychotherapy, eating disorders, and coping skills. She accepts MultiPlan, Health Net, Aetna, and more.

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3 . resultMs. Heather Drouin Grosso LICSW, MSW
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Specializes in Social Work

331 West Grove Street
Middleboro, MA
(508) 880-6868; (508) 216-0345

Clinical interests: Mood Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief ... (Read more)

Ms. Heather Grosso practices social work in Raynham, MA and Middleboro, MA. Ms. Grosso's areas of expertise include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), coping skills, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Out of Network, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers.

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4 . resultDr. John Edward Zeller PSYD
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Specializes in Psychology

2444 E Main Road
Portsmouth, RI
(401) 835-5041; (401) 287-2214

Clinical interests: Anxiety Disorders/Phobias, Depression, Stress Management, Peer Relationships, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Zeller is a psychologist. Dr. Zeller's clinical interests include phobias, interpersonal psychotherapy, and coping skills. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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5 . resultMrs. Jessica Sunderland Manning LICSW, MSW
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Specializes in Social Work

107 Clock Tower Square
Portsmouth, RI
(401) 683-7600

Clinical interests: Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic Therapy, Family ... (Read more)

Ms. Jessica Manning is a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Manning include impulse control disorders, interpersonal psychotherapy, and anger management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and United Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Manning accepts.

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6 . resultMiss (Ms.) Gail Anne Carpenter CSW, LICSW, MSW
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Specializes in Social Work

219 Boulevard
Middletown, RI
(401) 207-1073; (401) 415-7020

Clinical interests: Anxiety or Fears, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Divorce, Family Conflict, Obesity, Parenting, ... (Read more)

Ms. Gail Carpenter works as a social worker in Middletown, RI and Newport, RI. Her areas of expertise include weight loss, interpersonal psychotherapy, and coping skills. Health Net, Magellan Health Services, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Carpenter accepts.

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7 . resultMs. Kara Denahan LMFT, MS
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Specializes in Family Therapy

747 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI
(401) 835-5022; (401) 845-0588

Clinical interests: Adoption, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Chronic Pain or Illness, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Self Esteem, ... (Read more)

Ms. Kara Denahan is a family therapist. These areas are among her clinical interests: anger management, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and coping skills. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Out of Network, and more.

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8 . resultMr. James Andrew Pierson MSW, LICSW
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Specializes in Social Work

48 North Street; Suite 1 East
New Bedford, MA
(508) 758-3754; (508) 213-8272

Clinical interests: Elderly Persons Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Mr. James Pierson works as a social worker. His areas of expertise include the following: impulse control disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and coping skills. Mr. Pierson honors MultiPlan, Magellan Health Services, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers.

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9 . resultMs. Barbara Lynn Blair LICSW, MSW, CSW
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Specializes in Social Work

230 Main Street
Falmouth, MA
(508) 457-7509; (508) 219-4888

Clinical interests: Eclectic Therapy, Family/Marital Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Play Therapy, ... (Read more)

Ms. Barbara Blair is a social worker in Falmouth, MA. These areas are among Ms. Blair's clinical interests: attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), career counseling, and eclectic therapy. She accepts MultiPlan, Health Net, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Blair (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Dutch.

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10 . resultMs. Dorothy J Burr LCSW, MSW, LICSW
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Specializes in Social Work

30-32R Gifford Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 999-3126; (508) 455-5028

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

Ms. Dorothy Burr's area of specialization is social work. Her clinical interests include dissociative disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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11 . resultMrs. (Ms.) Susan R Benson LMFT, MS
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Specializes in Family Therapy

5 Terrace Avenue
Warren, RI
(401) 245-5745; (401) 741-3472

Clinical interests: Anger Management, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), ... (Read more)

Ms. Susan Benson works as a family therapist in Warren, RI. These areas are among Ms. Benson's clinical interests: anger management, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and more.

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12 . resultDr. Michael J Hodosh PSYD, LMHC
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Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy

30-32R Gifford Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 996-8502

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

Dr. Michael Hodosh's specialties are counseling and psychotherapy. Dr. Hodosh's areas of expertise include the following: borderline personality disorder (BPD), career counseling, and medical anxiety. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Coventry, and more.

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13 . resultMr. Jesse Alvin Rieber LMHC, LCMHC, BCPC
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Specializes in Counseling

106 Spring Street; Suite 206
New Bedford, MA
(508) 999-3290; (508) 775-9902

Clinical interests: ADHD, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, ... (Read more)

Mr. Jesse Rieber practices counseling in New Bedford, MA and Hyannis, MA. Clinical interests for Mr. Rieber include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), existential psychotherapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. Health Net, Aetna, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Rieber accepts.

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14 . resultMrs. Elizabeth Jean Hayes MA, LMHC, LCDP, CAGS
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Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy

11 King Charles Dirve; Suite 2a
Portsmouth, RI
(401) 846-4150; (401) 371-4253

Clinical interests: Bipolar Disorder, Impulse Control Disorders, Personality Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Mood ... (Read more)

Ms. Elizabeth Hayes works as a counselor and addiction therapist in Newport, RI and Portsmouth, RI. These areas are among Ms. Hayes's clinical interests: impulse control disorders, internet addiction, and eating disorders. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and more.

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15 . resultMr. Paul Joseph Sullivan LICSW, MSW
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Specializes in Social Work

116 State Road; Office #1
Sagamore Beach, MA
(508) 320-2482; (508) 923-7893

Clinical interests: Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, ... (Read more)

Mr. Paul Sullivan is a social worker in Plymouth, MA and Sagamore Beach, MA. His areas of expertise include impulse control disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and coping skills. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Out of Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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16 . resultDr. Kenneth Stone EDD
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Specializes in Psychology

125 High Street
Taunton, MA
(508) 823-0304

Clinical interests: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family/Marital Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Stone practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stone include anger management, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). MultiPlan, Health Net, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stone accepts.

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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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