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We found 3 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare Empire Plan near New York, NY.

Dr. Charles B Stacy Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5 East 98th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Charles Stacy is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), hemifacial spasm, and orthostatic hypotension. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stacy takes CIGNA HMO, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Stacy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Stacy is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Facial Pain, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Dermatomyositis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sabiha Rashia Merchant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower
New York, NY

Dr. Sabiha Merchant is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Merchant include tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and movement disorders. Dr. Merchant is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Merchant attended the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College for medical school. Dr. Merchant (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and French. Her professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

All Interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)

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Phillip Mirell Ms Ed, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
19 W 34th Street; Office 2
New York City, NY

Mr. Phillip Mirell's areas of specialization are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy; he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. In addition to English, Mr. Mirell (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and nutrition counseling. Mr. Mirell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Education Consultation, Dialectical Behavior ... (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.