Dr. Fred Goodwin in Billings

Friday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m., Cisel Hall, MSU-Billings
A limited number of tickets are available at no charge by calling 657.2941 or 800.441.2941.

Psychiatrist Fred Goodwin is host of the nation's leading mental health broadcast, The Infinite Mind, heard each Monday at 7:00 p.m. on Yellowstone Public Radio. Dr. Goodwin is coming to Billings on Friday, April 5. to speak to the Sixth Annual Conference on the Practical Use of Psychiatric Medications. A limited number of admission tickets are available to YPR listeners at no charge. Call 406.657.2941 or 800.441.2941.

Fredrick K. Goodwin is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University and Director of the University's Psychopharmacology Research Center where he conducts research on manic-depressive illness. He also directs the Center on Neuroscience, Medical Progress, and Society at the George Washington University Medical Center. At the Center, Dr. Goodwin's policy studies focus on the impact of changing patterns of health care on quality and innovation in medicine.

Dr. Goodwin is the former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the largest research and research training institution in the world dedicated to the application of biological, behavioral, and social science to the treatment and prevention of mental illness and refinement of mental health services. Prior to that, he held a Presidential appointment as head of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. A physician-scientist specializing in psychiatry and psychopharmacology, Dr. Goodwin served from 1981 to 1988 as the NIMH Scientific Director and chief of Intramural Research. He joined the NIMH in 1965 and has become an internationally recognized authority in the research and treatment of major depression and manic-depressive illness. For example, he was first to report the antidepressant effects of lithium in a controlled study.

The author of 420 publications, Dr. Goodwin (with K.R. Jamison, Ph.D.) wrote Manic-Depressive Illness, the first psychiatric text to win the Best Medical Book Award from the Association of American Publishers. He is one of five psychiatrists on the Current Contents list of the most frequently cited scientists in the world and one of twelve psychiatrists listed in The Best Doctors in the US.

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