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These providers have listed attention deficit disorders as an area of expertise or clinical interest.
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Specializes in Social Work

3 N 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 works as a social worker. These areas are among her clinical interests: interpersonal psychotherapy, eating disorders, and coping skills. MultiPlan, Health Net, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Vincent honors.

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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. Clinical interests for Ms. Burr include dissociative disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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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 is a social worker. Clinical interests for Mr. Pierson include impulse control disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and coping skills. He accepts MultiPlan, Magellan Health Services, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices counseling and psychotherapy. His clinical interests include borderline personality disorder (BPD), career counseling, and medical anxiety. Dr. Hodosh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a counselor in New Bedford, MA and Hyannis, MA. His clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), existential psychotherapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Aetna, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

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Specializes in Psychiatry

589 S 1st Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 999-3126

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

Ms. Claire Cayer practices psychiatry. These areas are among her clinical interests: impulse control disorders, interpersonal psychotherapy, and anger management. She honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Health Net, and Magellan Health Services.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling

VGI; Martha's Vineyard
New Bedford, MA
(508) 996-8800; (508) 538-1948

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

Dr. Celina Pina's specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in New Bedford, MA. Dr. Pina (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: impulse control disorders, anger management, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She honors Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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These providers have not listed attention deficit disorders as a clinical interest or area of expertise, but have specialized in a related field: psychiatry, psychology, developmental behavioral pediatrics, neuropsychology, pediatric psychiatry, and/or child psychology.
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Specializes in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

49 State Road; Nauset Building Suite 201
North Dartmouth, MA
(508) 998-1018

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Complex Care Services

Dr. Jo-Ann Bier specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental behavioral pediatrics and practices in Boston, MA, New Bedford, MA, and Brockton, MA. Dr. Bier is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and United Healthcare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bier include: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics.; Fellow, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine.; and Fellow, Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bier's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychiatry

20 School Street
S. Dartmouth, MA
(508) 235-7238; (508) 996-0602

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Theo Manschreck's medical specialty is psychiatry. Dr. Manschreck is an in-network provider for Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), ForMost Managed Care, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Fullbright Research Award, 1985-6; and Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric. Dr. Manschreck is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry

226 Field Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 979-5557; (508) 660-7949

Dr. Rizwan Mufti specializes in forensic psychiatry and practices in New Bedford, MA and Walpole, MA. Dr. Mufti is an in-network provider for AARP, Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Mufti (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry; 101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 961-5930

(Average of 1 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Osteopathy

Dr. Catherine Chase practices psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include osteopathic medicine. Dr. Chase is professionally affiliated with Roger Williams Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Chase attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, United Healthcare, and more. Dr. Chase is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry

196 Union Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 990-4963

(Average of 4 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Family, holistic, biological orientation.

Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez is a psychiatry specialist. He honors Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and United Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Member Of Governor Of Puerto Rico Task Force To; Improve Mental Health Services To The Community; and U.s. Congressional Recognition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 961-5930; (508) 961-5910

Dr. Jihad Nader is a physician who specializes in psychosomatic medicine and psychiatry. He graduated from Kursk State Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Boston VA Medical Center and Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Nader honors Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Arabic. He has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Psychiatry

1061 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 996-8572

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Debra Little is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, United Healthcare, and CIGNA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Little has received professional recognition including the following: Highest score in the Neurology section of the 2003 PRITE Exam. and Clinical Quality Award for outstanding service to the Fall River Community. She has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry

1061 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 984-5566; (508) 996-8572

Dr. Murtuza Vali specializes in geriatric psychiatry. He accepts First Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vali graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Vali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Vali is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry

543 North Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 984-5566; (508) 996-1800

Dr. Gyorgy Bodrog specializes in forensic psychiatry and practices in New Bedford, MA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and United Healthcare. He has a closed panel. Dr. Bodrog attended the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston VA Medical Center, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program for residency. His distinctions include: The Government of the United States of America; Award in recognition of professional development; and Johns Hopkins, by W.J. Clinton, .. Dr. Bodrog (or staff) is conversant in German and Hungarian.

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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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