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.
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
How can borderline personality disorder be prevented?
Societal interventions like prevention of child abuse, domestic violence, and substance abuse in families can help decrease the occurrence of a number of very different mental-health problems. In contrast, specific prevention of BPD tends to focus on recognizing traits of the disorder as early as possible, followed by intensive treatment.
Where can I get more information on borderline personality disorder?
Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation
340 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
Web site: http://www.borderlineresearch.org
Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital -- Westchester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road White Plains, NY 10605
Web site: http://www.bpdresourcecenter.org
Borderline Personality Disorder Resources.net
Web site: http://www.bpdresources.net
Borderline Personality Disorder Today
Web site: http://www.borderlinepersonalitytoday.com
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
Boulevard Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
(800-950-6264) hotline for help with depression
Web site: http://www.nami.org
National Borderline Personality Disorder Resource and Referral Center
National Education Alliance for BPD
PO Box 974
Rye, New York 10580
Web site: http://www.neabpd.org
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
6001 Executive Boulevard
8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: 866-615-6464 toll-free
TDD: 866-415-8051 toll-free
Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov
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