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Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Cynthia R Ellis,
MD, Director of Developmental Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of
Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics and
Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Editors: Ronald C Albucher,
MD, Assistant Chief, Psychiatry Service, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System;
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
School of Medicine; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor,
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Alan D Schmetzer, MD, Professor and Assistant Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine.