Mental Illness in Children (cont.)
Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD
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.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Mental illness in children facts
- What are the most common mental illnesses in children?
- What are causes and risk factors for mental illness in children?
- What are symptoms and signs of mental illness in children?
- How is mental illness in children diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for mental illness in children?
- What is the prognosis of mental illness in children?
- Can mental illness in children be prevented?
- What research is being done on mental illness in children?
- Where can parents find information or support groups for mental illness in children?
- Find a local Psychiatrist in your town
Where can parents find information or support groups for mental illness in children?
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-657-0881 or 800-3AUTISM
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit
Depression and Related Affective
2330 West Joppa Road, Suite 100
Lutherville, MD 21093
FEAT Families for Early Autism Treatment
Lifetime Advocacy Network
for the Mentally Ill
2101 Wilson Boulevard Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI 
National Autism Association
20 Alice Agnew Drive
Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
National Federation of
Families for Children's Mental Health
9605 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
National Society for Children and
Adults with Autism
1234 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Suite 1017
Washington, DC 20005
Medically reviewed by Ashraf Ali, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology with subspecialty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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