We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Medicare near Nashua, NH.

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Dr. Carl George Hindy, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
120 Main Street; Suite 103
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Carl Hindy works as a family therapist, psychologist, and counselor. On average, patients gave Dr. Hindy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hindy include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
154 Broad Street; Suite 1512
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Joan Scanlon practices psychology and neuropsychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, neuropsychological testing, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Scanlon is professionally affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System. She accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Bette Lewicke, PhD
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Child Psychology
1 Main Street
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Bette Lewicke is a neuropsychologist and child psychologist in Dublin, NH and Nashua, NH. Dr. Lewicke's areas of expertise include the following: depression, grief, and learning disabilities. She is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Geroge Frederick Ruppel, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
39 Simon Street; Suite 2a
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Geroge Ruppel is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include depression, aging, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ruppel's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ted Stuart Davis, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry
168 Kinsley Street; Suite 3
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Ted Davis' specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. He practices in Nashua, NH. His areas of expertise include learning disabilities, head injury, and neuropsychological testing. Dr. Davis honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital (Nashua, NH).

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
8 Prospect Street; 1st Floor
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Mary Elibol is a pediatric neurology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elibol include general neurology, migraine, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Elibol is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Elibol has received distinctions including Seymour Fisher Academic; Excellence Award in Neuroscience; and Mavis P. Kelsey M.D. Excellence.

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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.
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