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David Rettew M.D.


David Rettew, M.D., is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University. His newest book is Parenting Made Complicated: What Science Really Knows about the Greatest Debates of Early Childhood. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania before working at the National Institute of Mental Health. He completed his medical degree at the University of Vermont and then did both his adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School within the Massachusetts General and McLean Hospital program. He previously worked at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the Vermont Department of Mental Health, doing clinical work, teaching, and research activities. His main research interest has been the role of temperament and personality factors in childhood psychiatric disorders. Dr. Rettew has over 100 published journal articles, chapters, and scientific abstracts on various child mental health topics. He is also co-chair of the Prevention and Health Promotion Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is married and the father of three boys.

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