Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad

Child Psychiatry
Canfield, OH
36 years experience female

Locations

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Boardman, OH

Address

997 Boardman-Canfield Rd, Boardman, OH
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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
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Child Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Possible: Trans-dermal absorption possible but the amount would be so minuscule to be clinically insignificant.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Try a stimulant: As the intellectual demand becomes more abstract people with processing problems are more likey to have identifiable attention/focus problems. It mi... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Talk to prescriber: Definately need to share this info with prescriber who can best explain the specifics of your particular situation, Best Wishes
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Talk to prescriber: any questions or concerns should be discussed directly with your prescriber,, they should be open to question s and be able to satisfy your concerns ,... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
See you PCP: Definately want to see someone to have a good physical exam and some blood work urgent care would be a good choice if you have no PCP.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Salt water gargle: best thing for pregnancy sore throat would be periodic salt water gargle.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Likely: any difference in physical function places one at relatively greater risk regarding fighting infection, Everyone should be being extra careful now but... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Anxiety?: With breast tenderness I would suspect pregnancy-any possibility?
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Talk to OBGYn: Your OBGYN should be able to develop a logical workup strategy for this, or refer you to a specialist if needed. Reduce EMF exposure is always a good ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Probably not: If you are gfeeling more anxious you are not tolerating it and should probably try a different drug. If feelng the same mightgive it another week or ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
New way to see thing: Often when things in one area get redefined it sheds new light on other areas also
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not reported: Fatigue, dizziness, headache,weakness, ringing in the ears, irritability, leg pains and shortness of breath. Anxiety has not been reported, though al... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not a mass effect: there are 2 types of HA generally stress and migraine, many migraines have aura-other sensations associated. It sounds more likly to me you have stres... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
All are different: Everyone is a little different in what helps them. Staying on a regular sleep schedule with a wind down routine can be quite helpful, and necessary f... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Unclear: Everybody has their own individual pattern of strengths and weaknesses in how they process information and respond to things, based on their genetics ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
None reported: HA, fatigue, dizziness Arthralgia,Nausea, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain. Urinary tract infection . nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Nothing to worry abo: You wash your hands carefully, seeing a counselor to address your worries might be very helpful. Seeing a psychiatrist for medication would also be a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Maybe: The medication may help a lot, but migraines are generally triggeres, and looking at your exposures and sensitivities may be helpful, good integrative... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Ok to take: The info on drugs.com is actually pretty much the same info for taking lexapro on its own . If you are doing well on lexapro-you are not having those... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
See PCP : could be shingles if you have had chicken pox. Best to be seen . Best wishes Shingles - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinicwww.mayoclinic.org › shingles... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Talk to prescriber: There are LOTS of options. I would begin by discussing the ideas you have and if needed could make an appropriate referral out .Best WIshes
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes: That is accurate , Always want to consider you could have a really unusual reaction , and that would be something that your prescriber would be able t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Casein?: I would suggest 1 month casein free(milk protein) a large number of children do not adequately digest casein and once taken out of the diet , takes a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Wt neutral: Some people have an increased appetite , while other people have a decreased appetite, any effect is generally through greater emotional stability, Be... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Function: It is common to determine whether something should be identified as a problem based on whether it gets in the way of your functioning i some meaningfu... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Function: Daydreaming that gets in the way of you ability to function in a meaningful way
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
CFGF diet: Dr. James Greenblatt wrote a book worth reading " answers to appetite issues"-or something very similar. He suggests that the basis is the absent enzy... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
No: That is not something we expect to hang around in the body
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Stress: Certainly could be a manifestation of viral infections Less likely without other symptoms as well Hydrate Rest Find some JOY as often as possible Conn... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy test should be positive about 2wks after fertilization, can to as soon as 8 days with more sensitive tests
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Unclear: Would focus on regular sleep-same wakeup time same bed time , good MVI (true Balance) and 500mg magnesium-natural calm good. Exercise (30min) walking ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Correct : You need eval and rx. How about your previous, call your coverage for info about who they cover and are taking patients, can always go to the ER and m... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes: Peripheral neuropathy is a rare but known complication of Lupus
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Do not change: I would not suggest that she skip any doses. The regular seroquel would typically just not last quite as long , but would not really expect much diff... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Sounds viral. : Not classic for corona, but sounds like a viral illness, self isolate, good hand washing , fluids and rest , call doctor with high fever or trouble br... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
intolerance: That sound like a substantial bad side effect, not everyone is able to tolerate stimulants, it would be worth trying the other major class of stimulan... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
See a counselor: I would suggest having a formal evaluation with someone who has some experience with body dysmorphia, most psychiatrists should be a good choice
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
No: All screening tests need to be integrated with clinical data, and Screening tests usually are then needing to be confirmed by a more specific test
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes: OCD does tend to be persistent and sometimes takes a very high dose of SSRI 's for good med effect. It also tends to be more a a self regulatory stra... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Anything possible: If you noted CP after beginning a med for the 1st time it is probably related to the med. You need to call prescriber and report concerns . Neither m... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Routine: Make your schedule as routine as possible , avoid bright lights with in the hr before sleep-wear sun glasses on the drive home . Go to bed as soon aft... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes: That is one common way to experience the positive effect pf an antidepressant
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Call prescriber: This will be important for your prescriber and you to figure out together. Best Wishes
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A member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
It can: You might be a really good candidate to the book "Bright line Eating " SP Thompson, Good focus on emotional issues and good strategies.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Only positive: Combination of the 2 is not only safe but considered helpful. An adaptogenic herb that helps your body more effectively respond to stress and melanc... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Just stop, no pbm: Prozac is a very long acting medication . It has a long 1/2 life, which means it very gradually leaves the body and effectively self tapers.
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Get eval: sounds like there is an anxiety component there. I would suggest seeing your PCP and I would be a good choice to get a referral for counseling for so... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
It could: If you notice problems with the change his doctor can order the abilify (aripiprazole) to distributed as the brand name. Most people do just fine on t... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Practice: Best way to preserve brain function is to use it , do things that demand memory skills Dr. Amen has a program you can belong to called brain fit. htt... Read More
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Dr Elizabeth is great! My friend who was severely depressed seeked your help. Thanks.
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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
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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
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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

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St Elizabeth Health Center
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