We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare near San Francisco, CA.

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Dr. Carol A. Mathews M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Carol Mathews' medical specialty is psychiatry. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathews include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group therapy services. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Psychology
55 New Montgomery Street; Suite 420
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Murray Levine specializes in psychology and practices in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
average rating 4.77 stars (12 ratings)
1855 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. W. McDermit works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. McDermit is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDermit's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Group Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology
211 Gough Street; Room 113
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bryce Carter is a group therapist, counselor, and child psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carter include depression, infertility, and phobias. Dr. Carter honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is open to 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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