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Robert M. Post, MD
Robert M. Post, MD

    Dr. Robert Post is a professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine and head of the Bipolar Collaborative Network in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Dr. Post graduated from Yale University in 1964, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1968, was a medical intern at the Einstein School of Medicine in 1969, and psychiatry resident at Massachusetts General Hospital for one year before joining the NIMH in 1970 and finishing his residency there and at George Washington University. After a clinical fellowship in 1973, he was promoted to Unit and Section Chief and then Chief, Biological Psychiatry Branch, NIMH.

    Throughout his career he and his group have focused on better understanding and treating patients with refractory unipolar and bipolar illness. His group has won major research awards from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, APA, ACNP, Anna Monika Foundation, NARSAD, and NDMDA. He is on the editorial boards of more than ten journals and has published more than 800 scientific manuscripts. Dr. Post organized and continues to head a Bipolar Collaborative Network focused on developing effective long-term treatment approaches to this potentially life-threatening recurrent affective disorder.

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