We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Humana Open Access near Las Vegas, NV.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
2340 Paseo Del Prado; Suite D301
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Akindele Kolade specializes in pediatric psychiatry and addiction medicine. After completing medical school at Palacky University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kolade include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kolade is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Psychopharmacology, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Mood Disorders, Bipolar ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
1919 S Jones Boulevard; Suite D
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Marvin Glovinsky works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Glovinsky average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lesa V M Francois, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3196 S Maryland Parkway; Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Lesa Brookes specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Las Vegas, NV. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brookes's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and adolescent issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brookes's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with Sunrise Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Headache, Eczema, Allergies, Influenza, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Therapy
4425 S. Jones Boulevard; Ste. D-3
Las Vegas, NV
 

Ms. Dawn Sarna is a family therapist in Henderson, NV and Las Vegas, NV. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and parenting issues. Ms. Sarna has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Substance Abuse, Codependency, Family 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.
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