Top research priorities include:
- 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:
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.
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).