Dr. Alan Axelson, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 80

Dr. Axelson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available


180 Fort Couch Rd Ste 304 Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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(412) 831-0355

Dr. Alan Axelson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 55 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Axelson has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine medical school in 1966. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Axelson to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Axelson

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Dr. Axelson's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders

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Dr. Axelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
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Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
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  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Axelson is the perfect psychiatrist. He is attentive, intuitive and seasoned. He really listens to me and seems to always leave me with something to think about until my next visit. He has taught me to trust myself and believe in my own judgement.
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About Me


Dr. Alan Axelson, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 55 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Axelson...Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


Residency Hospital
Pitt Hlth Ctr Hosps
Internship Hospital
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alan Axelson, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Alan Axelson, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Alan Axelson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Axelson frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Axelson specializes.

Where is Dr. Alan Axelson, MD's office located?

Dr. Axelson's office is located at 180 Fort Couch Rd Ste 304, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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