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Dr. Jean Hood Ward, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3615 Chain Bridge Road; Suite F
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Jean Ward is a psychologist in Fairfax, VA, Reston, VA, and Vienna, VA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ward include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Ward's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Barbara B Keller, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
Barbara B. Keller Phd; 3615-f Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Barbara Keller practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keller include learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and education consultation. Dr. Keller is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
115 Park Street Se; Suite 207
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Marcia Kaufman's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Kaufman honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mary Anne Ellis, JD, PsyD
Specializes in Child Psychology
133 Park Street Ne
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Mary Ellis specializes in child psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3020 Hamaker Court; Suite 200
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Jennifer Strang's specialty is psychology. Dr. Strang's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with Washington DC VA Medical Center. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Diane Marie Hoekstra, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
10721 Main Street; Suite 2350
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Diane Hoekstra's specialty is child psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and humanistic psychotherapy. Dr. Hoekstra accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Marc David Grande, PsyD
Specializes in Child Psychology
7659 Leesburg Pike; Tysons Office Park
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Marc Grande works as a pediatric psychologist in Falls Church, VA. Dr. Grande's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology
5244 Lyngate Court; Suite 200
Burke, VA
 

Dr. Sarah Elpern specializes in neuropsychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elpern include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured, Medicare, and TRICARE insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Lisa J Meier, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
7700 Leesburg Pike; Suite 200
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Lisa Meier is a child psychologist in Falls Church, VA. Dr. Meier's areas of expertise include the following: learning disabilities, neuropsychological testing, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance.

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Dr. Amy Dilworth Gabel, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
9006a Crownwood Court
Burke, VA
 

Dr. Amy Gabel works as a psychologist in Burke, VA and Fairfax, VA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gabel include case management, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gabel is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
8296 Old Courthouse Road; Suite C
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. William McLaughlin works as a psychologist. Dr. McLaughlin's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
5013 Marshall Crown Road
Centreville, VA
 

Dr. Luanne Turrentine's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turrentine include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turrentine accepts. She 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.