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Dr. Daniel D Squires, MPH, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
875 Centerville Road; Unit 2
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Daniel Squires' specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Squires include depression, behavior therapy, and existential psychotherapy. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Squires welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Louis Turchetta, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
1035 Post Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Louis Turchetta's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Turchetta include depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed Dr. Turchetta at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and United Healthcare insurance. Dr. Turchetta speaks Italian. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jonathan Gershon, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
400 Bald Hill Road; Suite 530
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Jonathan Gershon's specialty is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gershon's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
3797 Post Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. William Hancur works as a psychologist in Warwick, RI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hancur include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hancur welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
33 College Hill Road; 29c
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Steven Hershey's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hershey include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and United Healthcare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1445 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 106
Riverside, RI
 

Dr. Jennifer Newkirk's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Newkirk's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
889 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI
 

Dr. Sara Dolan is a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. Dr. Dolan honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She welcomes 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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