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Matthew J. Friedman, MD PhD



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

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Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD

Senior Advisor, National Center for PTSD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Dr. Friedman serves as Senior Advisor (former Executive Director) at the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Professor of Psychiatry and of Pharmacology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

He has worked with PTSD patients as a clinician and researcher for over thirty years and has published extensively on stress and PTSD, biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and clinical outcome studies on depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and chemical dependency. He has written or co-edited nearly 200 books, chapters and peer reviewed articles.

Listed in The Best Doctors in America, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, past-president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Chair of the scientific advisory board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and has served on many VA and NIMH research, education and policy committees.

He has received many honors including the ISTSS Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.

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