Episode 111: Dr. Katherine Godwin: Neurotransmitter Production in Relation to Eating Disorders

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Today, Kathy is joined by Dr. Katherine Godwin, and their topic is neurotransmitter production in relation to eating disorders. They take the time to break down this complex topic into layman’s terms so we all can get a better understanding of how these neurotransmitters play a role in how we are feeling.

Katherine Godwin, M.D., has served as Laureate Eating Disorders Adult Program medical director and attending physician since 2010. She joined the program as medical director of outpatient services in 2008 and was the medical director of Laureate’s independent living program for outpatient eating disorder care, Magnolia House, from 2007-2010.

Dr. Godwin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Godwin has shared her expertise about psychopharmacologic considerations with eating disorders at numerous conferences.

Dr. Godwin is an advocate for patients and their families. She encourages her patients to participate actively in treatment and to work together with their care team for optimal symptom management.

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