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General Specialties: Forensic Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Medical malpractice: plaintiff and defense cases. Trauma-related disorders: PTSD/complex PTSD, dissociative disorders. Mood disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, food addiction, obesity, ADHD, OCD. Child-adolescent & adult psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology.

Education: MD, Tulane University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency, University of California @ San Francisco; Research Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina

Years in Practice: 34


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Dr. Brewerton is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, where he is also in private practice. He is board certified in general, child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry, as well as addiction medicine. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry; a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders; former president of the Eating Disorders Research Society; author of approximately 150 articles/book chapters on various topics in psychiatry, including eating and related disorders, psychopharmacology, neurobiology, posttraumatic stress, dissociation and the effects of childhood sexual/physical abuse; Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach (2004), Co-editor of Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives (2014). Dr. Brewerton has reviewed for >50 scientific journals and serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, and Eating and Weight Disorders. He has received numerous awards including the 2013 Craig Johnson Award for Clinical Practice and Training by the National Eating Disorders Association and the Honorary Certified Eating Disorder Specialist award by the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals. He attended LSU (1971-74) and Tulane University School of Medicine (1974-78). He completed a psychiatric internship & residency at the University of California at San Francisco (1978-82), and then worked for the U.S. Public Health Service at Hawaii State Hospital (1982-84). He completed a research fellowship at NIMH (1984-87) and later a child-adolescent psychiatry fellowship at MUSC (1994-96). He served as Medical Consultant at MUSC's National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center (1996-2001).