We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare near North Brunswick, NJ.

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine
74 Brunswick Woods Drive
East Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Tamer Wassef is a specialist in addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. Dr. Wassef's areas of expertise include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Wassef is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Biener, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1553 Ruth Road; Suite 1
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Biener specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Highland Park, NJ, North Brunswick, NJ, and Morganville, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Biener's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient ratings for Dr. Biener average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Biener is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1300 How Lane
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Himanshu Patel's medical specialty is general pediatrics. After attending M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Lead Poisoning, Eating ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Notterman's specialty is pediatric critical care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Notterman include immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Notterman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care

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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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