We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept EmblemHealth near Huntington Station, NY.

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Dr. Keith Cory Moss, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
75 Prospect Street; Suite 207
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Keith Moss practices family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and counseling. Dr. Moss's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moss accepts. Dr. Moss is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Susanne E Cooperman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Susanne Cooperman specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: learning disabilities, depression, and neuropsychological testing. She is affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Cooperman accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Child Psychology
54 Sunnyside Boulevard; Suite F
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Landsman is a pediatric psychologist. Dr. Landsman's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). MultiPlan, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landsman honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andres Gonzalez Barreto, MD
Specializes in Neurology
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Andres Gonzalez is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include migraine, tourette syndrome, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Gonzalez honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Robin Errol Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Robin Smith specializes in pediatric neurology. Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include concussion, peripheral neuropathy, and migraine. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Spanish and Afrikaans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Facial Problems, Migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, ... (Read more)

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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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