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

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' specialties are family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and counseling. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Moss takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Moss welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Susanne Cooperman's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cooperman include learning disabilities, depression, and neuropsychological testing. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Cooperman is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Samuel Landsman practices child psychology in Plainview, NY. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Landsman honors MultiPlan, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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 and practices in Garden City, NY, Woodbury, NY, and Huntington Station, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include peripheral neuropathy, migraine, and dystonia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Smith (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Afrikaans.

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

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

Dr. Andres Gonzalez works as a neurologist. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include migraine, tourette syndrome, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cervical Dystonia, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Lower Back Problems, Facial Problems, ... (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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