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We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Check near Longview, WA.

Dr. Richard M Ostrom, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1500 3rd Avenue
Longview, WA
 

Dr. Richard Ostrom practices psychology in Longview, WA and Kennewick, WA. Dr. Ostrom's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ostrom takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Stephen Scott Meharg, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
945 11th Avenue; Suite B
Longview, WA
 

Dr. Stephen Meharg practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meharg include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Meharg takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Linda Lee, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Other
945 11th Avenue
Longview, WA
 

Dr. Linda Lee is a psychologist in Vancouver, WA and Longview, WA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include depression, infertility, and phobias. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. She is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. David F De Vidal, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
945 11th Street; Suite B
Longview, WA
 

Dr. David Devidal is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He takes Regence, LifeWise, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Devidal has an open panel.

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

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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.