Adult Psychiatric Medication Management

Psychiatry Medication ManagementMedications are one of many important tools for treating a variety of psychiatric disorders, including those related to sleep and substance use. Because individuals can respond differently to the same medications, appropriate prescription of psychotropic medications remains challenging.  Managing these medications can be enhanced with the assistance of OHSU psychiatric specialists.

The Psychiatric Medication Management ECHO Clinic helps primary care physicians throughout the state work more effectively with individuals seeking treatment for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD and other mental health challenges.  The weekly one-hour videoconferencing sessions include a didactic portion, and participating physicians will also have the opportunity to present cases for review and discussion.  CME is available.

The clinics are conducted by secure videoconferencing under the direction of Jonathan Betlinski, M.D., clinical associate professor of psychiatry in the OHSU School of Medicine.

OHSU ECHO Network for adult psychiatric medication management map

The topics that will be covered during the coming year include:

  • Assessing Depression
  • Treating Depression with Antidepressants
  • Treating Depression without Medication
  • Bipolar Disorder and Choices for Mood Stabilization
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sensible Strategies for Antipsychotic Medications
  • Treatment of Dementia: First Steps
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Panic Attacks
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma's Effects
  • The Recovery Model
  • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • Assessing Suicide Risk