We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Jane A Counts, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jane Counts is a psychologist and psychotherapist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Counts include obesity, sleep disorders, and depression. She is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Counts's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Paul Lawrence Warren, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
5658 Westcreek Drive; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Paul Warren specializes in psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Warren has an open panel.

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Reva Jo Sheppard Chaplain
Specializes in Counseling
1533 Merrimac Circle; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Ms. Reva Sheppard's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Sheppard include alcohol abuse, depression, and child abuse. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Sheppard has an open panel.

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Richard Edwin Miller, MEd
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1601 8th Avenue; Office 1
Fort Worth, TX
 

Mr. Richard Miller works as a family therapist and counselor. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Mr. Miller is accepting new patients.

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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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