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We found 7 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Cigna Connect HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Richard Bernard Pesikoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Pesikoff practices pediatric psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pesikoff include sleep disorders, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Pesikoff takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pesikoff is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Emilio Cardona is a medical specialist in addiction psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardona include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Cardona accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Cardona welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Peter C Cousins, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
3701 Kirby Drive; Suite 596
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Cousins practices family therapy and child psychology in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Dr. Cousins's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cousins's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Angela Michele Heads, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Health Psychology, Counseling
1941 East Road; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Angela Heads practices group therapy, health psychology, and counseling in Houston, TX. Dr. Heads accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Amanda Kaye Norris, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3701 Kirby Drive; Suite 1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Norris is a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Norris include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Deborah A Pearson, PhD
Specializes in Neuropsychology
1300 Moursund Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Pearson's area of specialization is neuropsychology. Dr. Pearson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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All Interests: Behavioral Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism

Michael G Devoll, MEd
Specializes in Counseling
1901 Morse Street
Houston, TX
 

Mr. Michael Devoll practices counseling. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and career counseling. Mr. Devoll is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (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.