U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad

Child Psychiatry
Canfield, OH
35 years experience female

Locations

Psycare

Boardman, OH

Address

997 Boardman-Canfield Rd, Boardman, OH
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Multiplan PPO

Office

Canfield

About

Bio

Elizabeth A. Finley-Belgrad is an Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and specializes in a comprehensive holistic approach to evaluation and treatment of children. She is board certified in child and adolescent as well as adult Psychiatry. Dr. Finley-Belgrad completed postgraduate training at Brown University, with an adult residency in psychiatry and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with a special emphasis on infancy. Prior to that she obtained her medical degree from Northwestern University in 1987, after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania with a major in the Biological Basis of Behavior obtaining additionally a Masters Degree in Human Learning and Development at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in 1983. In 1995 she relocated to Boardman Ohio and has been working in NE Ohio and Western Pennsylvania since that time. She has provided clinical services in a number of treatment and consultation settings with the goal of providing up to date information and integrating emerging knowledge into the optimal treatment for children. She has a special interest in developing ways to provide understanding and intervention for young children who without such are likely to present further on in development with symptoms much more difficult to address. Every family has a unique way of addressing their families needs and the needs of each child. One road map will not work for every child. The range of our biochemical individuality is wide and each child needs to be considered as an individual with potentially unique biochemical, emotional and relational needs. Diet and nutrition are essential cornerstones of each person's health. Some people's systems are considerably more sensitive than others and attention to these unique sensitivities is essential. My goal for parents is to help them understand what is reasonable for them to expect from their child, and how to best facilitate success for them. This entails getting an accurate picture of their ability to process information, often involving further evaluation and specific intervention to address relevant needs. It also entails addressing any biochemical abnormalities. This often includes laboratory evaluations as indicated and potentially dietary changes and or nutritional supplementation and further treatments as necessary.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Child Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
977 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Not too likely: If you are sleeping poorly it is likely contributing to what ever pbm you have . MAke good sleep a priority , though those would not be the typical s... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
See PCP: Anything odd like that that is only one sided is worth being checked for , call PCP now
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Try EMDR: EMDR is an energy medicine technique that is often helpful when other things have not been https://www.emdria.org/page/findatherapistmain/Find-an-EMD... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Sadness, irritabilit: Sadness, negative thinking, wt and appetite and sleep disturbances, fatigue, irritability , and withing to be dead are all common symptoms of depressi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: All it takes is one actual "manic episode" to qualify for a diagnosis of bipolar dis. 1week of clearly euphoric, elevated and or irritable mood, some ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Indiv: The sx of perimenopause and menopause are similar but very individual for each person www.health.harvard.edu › womens-health Dealing with the symptom... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Possibly: They are non-specific signs of several possible things . Start with his pediatrician and a hearing and speech and language evaluation now early interv... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Add fats: Adding Oliver oil or coconut oil to meals can help
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Get an evaluation: There is a fair amount of literature am asd's. Look up a google search should give you adequate info to read about and see if you experience fits in a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Get: Get social support, talk regularly with other new moms and experienced moms to get empathy.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
A good dr: Start with your gp , or a counselor or psychiatrist, get exercising, eating right, take fish oil, get involved with friends, maybe group therapy, some... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Can be a long delay: Depression is considered potnatal( parting) if it begins up to 1 year after birth . Intervention( often including medication) may be necessary for res... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Possibly: Any stress can cause a regression, many medications have side effects and a more detailed discussion would be important to determine if the regression... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Not always but commo: Many people with eating disorders have some depression. Eating disorders are most often linked to distroted body image, and impulse control problems.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Diagnostic criteria: Diagnostic criteria are available for anyone. 2weeks of low mood, sadness, helpless, hopeless, worthless feelings, alteration in sleep, appetite, wt, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
No: I would not use such a product for a 10 you child on your own. i recommend speaking to his pediatrician and he might have trouble digesting casein an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
See a neurologist: There are several reasons people can have tremors, parkinsons disease, essential tremor( no known cause) treament differs neurologists are the MD's th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Sounds complicated. : There may be some confusion at times with these symptoms and words. Just because a breathing difficulty is caused by anxiety does not mean it is not ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: They are supposed to, but it is actually very variable. Call your prescriber and a different BCP might work better. To address PMS and acne, you cann... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Lets use that: You can really benefit from visualization ace-ing the test -just as easy to do. Visualize yourself from study to good night sleep to up in the am and... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Do you snore?: If you snore a sleep study may reveal information that can help you, it is also possible that you may be depressed, appetite? wt gain/loss? mood ? see... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Can be very: The literature suggests tha hbot can be very helpful for both of the conditions.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Several options: Give stimulants a try , fish oil, some herbal preparations seem to help check with your health food store.Get a good counselor to work on self underst... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Multiple Rc: I would reccomend a trial of stimulants or possibly some of the other effective medications. I would also recc getting involved with a counselor with ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Talk to dr: You need to give your prescriber that info.Some people have those symptoms as side effects of stimulants . You might do better on strattera, wellbutri... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: Taking them together should not pose any problem .There is some similarity in what they address. The adderal effects the brain chemistry more directly... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Better focus : My guess would be that improving your focus makes it seem as though time goes faster.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Both: Parents each give 50% of a child's genes so equaly likely to contribute what ever risk they have genetically. There are some specific gene abn assoc w... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yeast possible: Depending on his diet and overall GI function , one possibility is over growth of yeast in GI tract. Poor digestion (poor enzyme function) can cause d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Depends of half-life: The half -life (length of time for half of the med dose to be metabolized is differernt for different meds. Many medications can be dosed once a day, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Calories abs rapidly: Most people with bulemia are normal wt. Depending on what is eaten and time before purge, many calories are absorbed rapidly digestion begins in the m... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Professional evaluat: Call a local child psychiatrist to see who would do an adult eval in your area, aynechi they would, get cpunseling , clean up your diet of additives, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: That is definately a question that you should discuss with your prescriber who should always be aware of all themeds you are taking-you might also ben... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Different processing: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that effects in individuals ability to connect and relate to the outside world. .If has a wide range of severi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
See your Doctor NOW: I would see your doctor urgently or consider going to the er-or at least call your surgeon and let them know-now.
A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
? lack of DPPIV enzy: I would strongly consider a trial of casein free gluten free diet, absent enzyme DPPIV leads to maldigestion of these proteins, the dx itself remains ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Seek evaluation: Racing thoughts is most commonly associated with bipolar disorder -a serious mood problem. I would recommend consulting a psychiatrist .It would also ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Get help: Check out " the diet cure" and amy pershing on the web.I would suggest getting a counselor familiar with eating disorders . Also check out"women code"... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Experienced treator: Some one with experience, a trial of stimulants probably indicated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Wt preoccupation: If you spend most of your time thinking about your wt and eating. Youigjt be developing one. Seek out a counselor with experience with eating disorder... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Wt preoccupation: Wt and eating preoccupation and distorted body image-are the symptoms. An evaluation with a practitioner familiarwitheating disorders is indicated .I ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Social connection: The affect of autism generally has to do with one's relations with the outside world, how comfortable and flexibly they relat to others and environmen... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Do: Do make sure to get 120 grams of protein each day.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Establish: Establish clear rules and routines to help child know what to expect and what is expected.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: Other methylphenidate meds such as concerta, Adderall and similar medications, there are probably 10 other long acting meidications that are similar. ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
You have concern: Call your prescriber and share your concerns and they will let you know based on your individual situation what to expect and where things ought to be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Not a good choice: Sounds like you are feeling desperate, time to seek help from your prescriber and express your concerns I would like to support you in doing that!!
A member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Tolerance: It is common that people become tolerant to the sedating effect of benedryl, so more won't make it better. Need to develop and maintain a regular slee... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

9
Recommendations
2.8K
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Sep 10, 2015
Hello mam I'm Hagan lal Verma from India my mai I'd is jaganlalv@gmail.com My mobile number is +919728307736 Call me or msg me please
HealthTap member
Nov 2, 2015
Please help me with my ADHD child i do not know how to find proper treatment for him
HealthTap member
Sep 20, 2013
Dr Elizabeth is great! My friend who was severely depressed seeked your help. Thanks.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! We are so frustrated because the GP & Neuro is not sure either. Both docs said they were not comfortable w/referring any current psychiatrist in town. Heartbr...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, this really took a lot of my anxiety away. i’ve been looking for answers, so hearing that physically nothings wrong, from someone who knows what they’re saying really helps my mental peace...Read More
HealthTap member
I was hoping there was a study with a more long-term period than 1 yr. Just watched a program about the long term (15+ yrs) effects of benzo use. Hoping busporine & citalopram don’t have such effects...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania MsEd
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Rush University Medical Center

Residency

Brown university Butler Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Youngstown, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Youngstown, OH - Winter
2013
Top Child Psychiatrist , First Place, Ohio - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Psycare Inc
St Elizabeth Health Center
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less