Wednesday, February 22, 2017


I am a psychiatrist practicing in Beaufort, South Carolina. My specialty is treating patients with co-occurring substance dependence disorders and psychiatric disorders including but not limited to; major depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and panic disorder.

Forensic Psychiatry
Including but not limited to cases involving:

  • Individuals with co-occurring substance disorders and psychiatric disorders
  • Cases involving sexual abuse
  • Cases involving post traumatic stress disorder

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Practice Info

John Melbourne McGraw, M.D. Inc.
PO Box 1233
Beaufort, SC 29901
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 1233
Beaufort, South Carolina 29901


Read Articles by Dr. McGraw

"Reliable and Fictitious Accounts of Sexual Abuse to Children"

Jones, D.P.H. and McGraw, J.M., Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1987, pp. 27-45.

"The various categories of reports of child sexual abuse were examined in Phase 1 of a two-part study. In this first phase, all the reports (N = 576) of child sexual abuse made to the Denver Department of Social Services were categorized. Most reports were reliable accounts (70%), but a small proportion appeared to be fictitious (8%). In Phase 2, fictitious (false) reports of child sexual abuse were examined in detail. Certain clinical..."

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"Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Amidst Divorce and Custody Proceedings: Refining the Validation...

McGraw, J.M.and Smith, H.A., Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Vol. 1(1) 1992.

"This study describes 18 cases of child sexual abuse allegations investigaled by the Boulder County (Colorado) Sexual Abuse Team which revolved around divorce and custody disputes. Determining whether such allegations are reliable or fictitious presents a challenge to caseworkers who are apt to find themselves caught up in the highly charged atmosphere of divorce..."

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