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How Genetics & Malnutrition Impact Pyschopharmacologic Treatment Response in Eating Disorders

Wednesday October 12, 2022, 9-10:30a

This presentation will describe the impact of genetic factors on psychopharmacology and neurotransmitter synthesis specific to eating disorders patients. Participants will examine the effects of antidepressants before and during weight restoration, specifically exploring the formation of L-methylfolate and monoamine synthesis and metabolism and factors contributing to these processes, such as food variety and individual genetics. Further discussion will include how “being human” impacts the treatment response, including compliance and other genetic factors. Discussion will include therapeutic drug monitoring, relevant position papers, legislation and the pros and cons of current genetic testing available to provide insight into individual response.

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Get to Know Our Presenter

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Katherine Godwin, MD

Medical Director, Laureate Eating Disorders Adult Program

Katherine Godwin, MD, joined Laureate in 2005. She has served as medical director of outpatient services and of Laureate’s independent living program for outpatient eating disorder care, Magnolia House, before taking over as medical director and attending physician of the Adult Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Godwin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has a special professional interest in the treatment of eating disorders and psychopharmacology and has spoken nationally about these topics. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, the Neuroscience Education Institute and the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Where:

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church

4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121

 

When:

Wednesday October 12, 2022

9-9:30 Networking/Breakfast

9:30-10:30 CEU Event

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84810327330?pwd=ekMyWkNxL255Z1RTZkR1S1dwbkxqQT09

 

Meeting ID:

848 1032 7330

 

Passcode:

600096

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