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.
In addition to alleviating risk factors for compulsive gambling, educating the public about the warning signs for this disorder are key components to prevention. Some warning signs include often talking about gambling, bragging about gambling wins, poor performance and unexplained absences from work or school, mood swings, stealing, or excessive borrowing.
Where can people get support for gambling addiction?
Compulsive Gambling Center
924 East Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
General Service Office
P.O. Box 920888
Needham, MA 02492-0009
International Service Office, Inc.
P.O. Box 157
Whitestone, NY 11357
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) International Service Office
P.O. Box 17173
Angeles, CA 90017
24 Hours a Day
7 Days a Week
U.S. Gambling Hotline:
Canadian Gambling Hotline: 1-888-391-1111
United States National Gambling Help Line
Where can people find more information about gambling addiction?
NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals
1001 N. Fairfax St.,
Alexandria, VA 22314
UCLA Gambling Studies Program
Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
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Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on 11/26/2013