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Future Projects

Top research priorities include:

  • Poly-Pharmacy
  • Treatment of Bipolar Depression
  • Suicide: Prevalence, incidence and management
  • Incidence of serotonin syndrome
  • Use of low preference drugs due to restrictions

Current Research Projects

Post Acute Sequelae of SARS CoV2 Infection (PASC) and Post-Traumatic Stress

Topic: PASC (sometimes known as “Long COVID”) symptoms have multi-systemic impacts. Certain marginalized communities are disproportionately affected.

Purpose: To describe the results of an observational cohort study of patients seen in a Physiatry clinic.

Manuscript in progress.

Prescriber & Patient Perspectives of Benefits & Problems due to Multiple Psychotropic Medication Prescription

Topic: Prescriber and Patient Perspectives of Benefits and Problems due to Multiple Psychotropic Medication Prescription

Purpose: To engage the process of self-study to inform psychiatrists regarding the benefits and problems encountered by patients who are taking 3 or more psychotropic medications.

Data analysis and manuscript in progress.

Completed Research Projects:


Tablet-Based Agenda Setting Tool and Enhancement of Follow-up Visits

Purpose: To promote collaborative decision-making between psychiatrist and their patients by testing an agenda-setting tool for patient activation.

Prediction of differential outcomes of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) treatment in psychiatric outpatients:  A possible role of alcohol and serotonergic endotypes.

Purpose:  To examine if the phenomenological classification approach used to subtype alcoholism can also predict SSRI therapeutic benefit or risk of drinking among the general population of psychiatric outpatients.

Examining Negative Reactions: A Feasibility Study

Purpose:  To examine the rate of negative reactions to patients among psychiatrists as well as to test the feasibility of the network members working together to complete a project.

Project Summary.

Examination of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Purpose: In an effort to expand upon the first card study that documented the psychiatrist’s negative reactions to their patients, the Network developed a more complex card that asked for more demographics and included a Likert Scale that was created by the group as well as a 10 question survey about the doctor patient relationship that had already been validated in primary care clinics (Hahn, 1996).

Project Summary
2010 PBRN Convocation presentation