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Are there special psychiatrists who specialize in helping abused children?
9 doctors weighed in

3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
All psychiatrists have some experience with children.
However, child & adolescent psychiatrists have additional training specifically and exclusively in treating childhood problems. And, there are programs devoted to childhood trauma at an early age, such as the harris center at lsu.

In brief: Yes
All psychiatrists have some experience with children.
However, child & adolescent psychiatrists have additional training specifically and exclusively in treating childhood problems. And, there are programs devoted to childhood trauma at an early age, such as the harris center at lsu.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are many psychiatrists who focus on treatment of abused children.
Check with prospective psychiatrists about their expertise in this area.

In brief: Yes
There are many psychiatrists who focus on treatment of abused children.
Check with prospective psychiatrists about their expertise in this area.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Check out the facts for families section on our website: www.
Aacap.Org.

In brief: Yes
Check out the facts for families section on our website: www.
Aacap.Org.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Check out the facts for families section on our website: www.
Aacap.Org.

In brief: Yes
Check out the facts for families section on our website: www.
Aacap.Org.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: You need to ask
There are specific programs and interventions for abused children that vary by age of the child and type of approach.
Both psychologists and child and adolescent psychiatrists can have that type of training, but many do not. Those seeking help should ask what training a person has had and what kind of approach they plan to use--then look it up in terms of proof it can help.

In brief: You need to ask
There are specific programs and interventions for abused children that vary by age of the child and type of approach.
Both psychologists and child and adolescent psychiatrists can have that type of training, but many do not. Those seeking help should ask what training a person has had and what kind of approach they plan to use--then look it up in terms of proof it can help.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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