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Dr. Dana M Brazdziunas, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dana Brazdziunas' area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is conversant in Lithuanian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brazdziunas include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Brazdziunas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brazdziunas takes. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Behavior Problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Sarah Courtney Bauer, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Bauer is a specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Bauer's areas of expertise include cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Bauer welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Research, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Feeding Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2300 N Childrens Plaza
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among Dr. Philobos's clinical interests: diabetes, premature babies, and nutrition counseling. The average patient rating for Dr. Philobos is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos takes. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Premature Babies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leela Jain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1276 N Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leela Jain specializes in general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain's areas of expertise include the following: learning disabilities, diabetes, and heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Jain honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Her education and training includes medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Jain (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Cerebral Palsy, ... (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.
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