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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 130
Glen Mills, PA

Dr. Nandini Iyengar is a developmental behavioral pediatrician. Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), genetic issues, and autism. Dr. Iyengar is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After attending Mysore Medical College and J.J.M. Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Woodhull Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Iyengar average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyengar honors.

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

All Interests: Genetic Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism

Richard W. Rissmiller, DO
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
440 E. Marshall Street, Third, Floor North; Suite 300
West Chester, PA

Dr. Richard Rissmiller's specialties are general practice and general pediatrics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Chester County Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rissmiller completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Rissmiller is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
440 East Marshall Street; 3rd Floor North, Suite 300
West Chester, PA

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick specializes in home health and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fendrick obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Fendrick is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Kimberly C. Bay, MD, FAAP
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
795 E. Marshall Street; Suite 301-307
West Chester, PA

Dr. Kimberly Bay specializes in general practice and general pediatrics and practices in West Chester, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bay include genetic disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and congenital heart disease. She is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Bay performed her residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Genetic Disorders, Congenital Heart Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 160
Glen Mills, PA

Dr. Eric Shapiro is a general practitioner and pediatrician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Wilmington Hospital for residency.

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

All Interests: Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder



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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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