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Lewis L. Judd

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Lewis L. Judd

Chair, Department of Psychiatry; Mary Gilman Marston Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
Expertise: 
biological causes of mental illness
drugs to treat depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia
equitable treatment and insurance reimbursement for mental health patients
psychotropic medications
basic and clinical studies in specific mental disorders

Biography

Dr. Lewis L. Judd is chair of the psychiatry department at the UCSD School of Medicine. Judd, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health from 1987 to 1990, is internationally known for his pioneering work in the biological causes of mental illness, the development of effective drugs to treat diseases such as depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia, and the advocacy of equitable treatment and insurance reimbursement for mental health patients. Judd also helped establish UCSD's Department of Psychiatry, which has been designated by the NIH as a clinical research center of excellence in mood disorders, alcoholism, neurobehavioral study of HIV and geriatric psychiatry. He currently serves as a member of the Panel of Experts at the World Health Organization. Judd's research has included studies in clinical psychopharmacology; biological psychiatry; basic and clinical studies in specific mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, panic states, and social phobias; and the assessment of the effects of psychotropic medications on the full spectrum of psychological behavior and mood functions.

9500 Gilman Drive # 0603
La Jolla  California  92093
United States
Office Phone: 
(858) 534-3684
Office Fax: 
(858) 534-7653

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