Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Program

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
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Rm. 126
713 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 443-9450
Office Hours: 8:30pm-5pm, Mon-Fri

The Upstate Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Program is a nationally recognized center for the assessment and treatment of ADHD. Children, adolescents, and adults referred to this program for evaluation undergo a comprehensive protocol of behavior rating scales, interviews, and psychological testing, working directly with Dr. Antshel and his staff in all phases of this process.

Kevin Antshel, Ph.D., Director



ADHD Evaluation: We provide comprehension ADHD evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. The evaluation will involve psychological tests and clinical interviews to determine if the patients' difficulties are due to ADHD or some other psychological concern. After the evaluation, you will receive several copies of a report outlining the results of the evaluation and specific recommendations.
  • ADHD Indicators: You may want to consider an ADHD evaluation if your or your child has difficulty in the following areas:
    • Following instructions from teachers/parents/family members
    • Organization
    • Focusing on tasks such as homework, chores, projects
    • Staying seated
    • Paying attention to details or often making careless mistakes
    • Listening to others when they are talking
    • Waiting his or turn to answer a question or participate in an activity
    • Restlessness or acting as if "driven by a motor"/"always on the go"
  • Second Opinions: We do offer re-evaluations for patients seeking second opinions concerning diagnosis or treatment of ADHD. Our evaluations can re-assess strengths and weakness, answer questions, and offer recommendations even if you already have a diagnosis of ADHD.
  • ADHD Evaluation Procedures: The ADHD evaluation will take around 2 hours. The clinician will spend the majority of the time with the patient. If the patient is a child, the child's guardian(s) will spend time filling out forms including a developmental history, questionnaires, and rating scales. During the appointment the patient will be completing psychological tests some of them are automated and run by the computer. Additionally, both the patient and the guardian will be interviewed regarding present concerns, expectations, and symptoms of ADHD. Following the initial evaluation, a feedback session will be scheduled. During the feedback session the clinician will review the results of the assessment as well as make recommendations about how to proceed. Additionally a written report will be generated and copies will be given to the patient or the patient's guardians. The report will include a summary of the evaluation and specific recommendations for the patient.
  • Appointments: To schedule an ADHD evaluation, please call 315-443-9450 with your contact information. For more information about Billing, please see the Billing information page.
  • Locations: This service is available at 713 Harrison Street Syracuse NY 13120

Contact Us:

For more information please call 315-443-9450.

Care Guides and Patient Education

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) information / helpful resources:

For Parents

  • Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Cooper-Kahn, J. & Dietzel, L.
  • Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2008).
  • SOS Help for Parents, by Lynn Clark
  • Your Defiant Child, by Russell Barkley
  • Taking Charge of ADHD, by Russell Barkley
  • Surviving Your Adolescent, by Thomas Phelan
  • ADD Quick Tips: Practical ways to manage attention deficit disorder successfully, by Carla Crutsinger and Debra Moore
  • Parents and Adolescents Living Together Part 1: The Basics, by Gerald Patterson et al.
  • Parents and Adolescents Living Together Part 2: Family Problem Solving, by Gerald Patterson et al.
  • Parents' Survival Handbook, by Eugene Arnold
  • Helping Your Child Make Friends, by Rona Milch Novick

For Adults

  • Driven to Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell and J. Ratey
  • You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy? by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
  • The Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults Book (and workbook), by Lynn Weiss
  • ADD On the Job -- Making Your ADD Work for You, by Lynn Weiss
  • Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorders, by Jennifer Bramer
  • ADD in the Workplace -- Choices, Changes, and Challenges, by Kathleen Nadeau
  • ADD and Adults: Strategies for Success, from CHADD
  • The Down and Dirty Guide to Adult ADD, by Michael Gordon and Daniel McClure
  • Women with ADD, by Suri Solden
  • Out of the Fog: Treatment Options and Coping Strategies for Adult ADHD, by Kevin Murphy and Suzanne Lever
  • Survival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD, by Kathleen Nadeau
  • ADD and the College Student, by P. Quinn

For Children

  • Putting on the Brakes, by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern
  • Jumping Johnny, by Michael Gordon
  • First Star I See, by Jaye Andras Caffrey
  • Zipper, by Caroline Janover
  • Slam Dunk, by Roberta Parker
  • ADHD Monitoring System, by David Rabiner
  • Eagle Eyes, by Jeanne Gehert
  • Otto Learns About His Medicine, by Matthew Galvin
  • Many Ways to Learn, by Judith Stern
  • How to do Homework Without Throwing Up, by Trevor Romain
  • The Don't Give Up Kid, by Jeanne Gehert
  • Keeping A Head in School: A Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders, by Mel Levine
  • Full of Beans, by Chris Weaver
  • Trouble with School: A Family Story about Learning Disabilities, by Kathryn Dunn and Allison Dunn
  • What Do You Mean I Have A Learning Disability, by Kathleen Dwyer

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Organizations/Websites: Here is a list of organizations that provide information about different aspects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Billing Information

The following is a list of our in-network insurance providers:

  • Excellus
  • Medicare
  • MVP
  • UBH
  • Value Options
  • Total Care
  • Child/Family Health Plus *through Excellus, United Health Care or Total Care only
  • Health Now

Prior to scheduling your appointment your insurance company will be contacted and you will be informed of your specific insurance benefits. Copays, deductibles, and the percentage of the evaluation covered by insurance will vary depending on your specific insurance plan. A comprehensive evaluation will cost approximately $400.00 dollars out of pocket. The cost of therapy sessions vary.