Robert M. Post, MD

Robert M. Post, M.D. of the Head, Bipolar Collaborative Network, Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington School of Medicine worked at the NIMH for 35 years studying and treating patients with refractory unipolar and bipolar mood disorders. He formed an international Bipolar Collaborative Network and is now consulting in his private practice. Dr. Post pioneered the use of the anticonvulsant carbamazepine for lithium-resistant bipolar patients, and studied repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for treatment of depression.  He has published more than 950 scientific manuscripts and a book entitled “Treatment of Bipolar Illness: A Casebook for Clinicians and Patients.”   He focused on careful longitudinal monitoring and early intervention in the course of the recurrent mood disorders in order to prevent their progression. He developed the M3 (Medical Monitoring of Mood) for screening and follow up of psychiatric symptoms in medical practices.