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Dr. Daniel Douglas Squires, MPH, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
875 Centerville Road; Unit 2
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Daniel Squires works as a psychologist in Warwick, RI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Squires include depression, behavior therapy, and existential psychotherapy. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Self-Pay/Uninsured. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Louis Turchetta, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
1035 Post Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Louis Turchetta works as a psychologist in Warwick, RI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turchetta include depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Turchetta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and United Healthcare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Turchetta speaks Italian. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jonathan Ross Gershon, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
400 Bald Hill Road; Suite 530
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Jonathan Gershon specializes in psychology and practices in Greenville, RI, Warwick, RI, and Providence, RI. Dr. Gershon's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gershon accepts. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
3797 Post Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. William Hancur specializes in psychology and practices in Warwick, RI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hancur include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Hancur accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
33 College Hill Road; 29c
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Steven Hershey is a psychologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Hershey accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and United Healthcare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
1445 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 106
Riverside, RI
 

Dr. Jennifer Newkirk is a psychologist in Warren, RI and Riverside, RI. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Newkirk honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
889 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Sara Dolan's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Dolan has an open panel.

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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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