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Dr. Robbins is a board certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. His youthful and friendly attitude makes him a good fit for any family looking for a psychiatrist to treat their child, adolescent or young adult. His relaxed and non-judgmental demeanor are felt immediately upon meeting with him and set the stage for an environment of openness. Children quickly pick up that Dr. Robbins is a safe person to whom they can share their innermost thoughts and feelings. It is not unusual for a child or adolescent to tell Dr. Robbins things about themselves which they had never talked about before and often express how good it feels to have done so.
Being a parent these days is harder than it has ever been. Determining when to be concerned for the mental well being of our children is not an easy task. With all the different types of mental health professionals around, choosing the correct one can be a quite arduous task. Dr. Robbins unique ability to tease out normal from psychopathology is what he feels differentiates him from other psychiatrists.
Dr. Robbins vast experience and knowledge in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry is felt on each encounter. He is an avid advocate of education. Prior to opening his private practice, he was very involved in a psychiatric residency program and mentored junior psychiatrists wishing to pursue further training in the sub-specialty of child and adolescent psychiatry. He is an active member of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association and writer for the Carlat Report, a magazine dedicated to providing updates on the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
Conditions treated include:
Adolescent drug and alcohol problems
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Childhood Behavioral Problems
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Previous Medical Director of two large psychiatric hospitals in Broward County, Dr. Robbins is well equipped to handle the most complex psychiatric conditions. He understands the nuances of each individual and how their background can interact with a particular psychiatric condition. The depth covered during his initial evaluations are unparalleled by other psychiatrists. It won’t take long for you to realize you are in good hands and made the correct choice for a psychiatrist. He ensures you are on the right road to health and happiness and does not stop until you get there. His easy going nature, straight forward approach and laid back demeanor make him a pleasure to work with. He communicates in a manner which ensures all parties are on the same page and in agreement on proceeding with the treatment plan. He has been strongly dedicated to serving the South Florida community for their psychiatric needs and will continue his work in his private practice located in Hollywood, FL. His office is very close to neighboring cities of Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Plantation and Weston.
Conditions treated include:
Major Depressive Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD and Panic Disorders
Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders
Geriatric Depression and Psychosis
Legal Issues related to psychiatric conditions
Evaluation by Dr. Eric Robbins
Extended time with physician – Unlike standard psychiatric evaluations of 30-45 minutes, your evaluation with Dr. Robbins may take anywhere upwards 90-120 minutes.
Psychometric rating scales – reviewed by Dr. Robbins prior to interview helps narrow problem beforehand for a focused approach.
360 degree approach – Multiple interviews will be conducted. Individually with the patient and family members followed by a group interview with all participants together. Dr. Robbins uses his background in child psychiatry to delve deep into family dynamics and the influences they have on the patient.
Biopsychosocial Assessment – Typical psychiatric evaluations provide a patient with a diagnosis and medication recommendation. Dr. Robbins uses a holistic approach with his assessment encompassing biological, psychological and social influences. As a New York City trained child psychiatrist, Dr. Robbins has studied human development for many years and been exposed to many cultures, both factors he will inquire about prior to completing his assessment.
Treatment planning – Dr. Robbins will provide an evidence-based approach to treatment and ensure you are on the correct path towards recovery, health and happiness
Copy of Report – A written report of your evaluation will be provided at request. These are often needed when attempting to get additional services for a loved one with a disability or when legal matters are involved.
Acknowledging you or a family member may have a psychiatric disorder can be very distressing. A range of emotions such as shame, guilt, fear or denial can often impede moving forward and getting the right help. With the vast array of mental health professionals in the community, deciding on the right type makes the decision all the more challenging.
Meeting with a psychiatrist is a prudent first step when entering into mental health treatment. As a psychiatrist, I am the only mental health professional who has had the benefit of studying both medicine and psychology. I integrate this information when formulating the best treatment plan for you. My additional training with children and adolescents has helped tremendously in fully understanding the gamut of mental health disorders and the way they manifest from early to late age. Choosing a competent psychiatrist is a choice you will make with caution and care. Creating an atmosphere of openness, comfort and respect is what I strive for in my practice. This atmosphere leads to the shedding of the walls, and a direct examination into the inner workings of the mind. My easy going nature has the tendency to make my patients feel very comfortable, as if they are confiding in a friend. The depth and inquisitive way questions are asked assure them they are in the hands of a caring and knowledgeable clinician. In my practice, I follow an evidence based approach to diagnoses and treatment.