Edwards, Virginia 1942–

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Edwards, Virginia 1942–

(D. Virginia Edwards)

PERSONAL: Born September 1, 1942, in Canada; daughter of Alfred (a textile worker) and Elsie Margaret (a homemaker) Edwards; married Kenneth Arthur Goldberg (a social worker), August 2, 1969; children: Jessica Rose, Morgan Edward. Ethnicity: "Irish, English." Education: University of Western Ontario, M.D., 1966; McMaster University, F.R.C.P. (Canada), 1971. Politics: Socialist. Hobbies and other interests: Glass fusing.

ADDRESSES: Home—567 Rushton Rd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6C 2Y6.

CAREER: Writer and psychiatrist. Private practice of psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1971–2004.


Depression and Bipolar Disorders: Everything You Need to Know, Key Porter Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A biography of Galla Placidia, a Roman empress who lived from 388 to 450 A.D.

SIDELIGHTS: Virginia Edwards told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to educate people regarding the seriousness of depressive illness. As a psychiatrist I am very aware of impairment in the quality of life, effect on family relations, and decrease in work effectiveness."