Here are some talks that I have done and/ or can do.
The feedback I have received is that these talks were very clear and clinically useful. To invite me to give one of these talks at your institution or to request a talk on a different topic, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: These talks are not necessarily listed in the order of importance or my preference.
Talks about managing the side effects of psychotropic medications
– Practical Management of Common Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications (This talk covers common “nuisance” side effects including nausea, dry mouth, excessive sweating, and so on.)
– Prevent Falls! Managing Orthostatic Hypotension due to Psychiatric Medications
– Practical Management of Common Side Effects of Medications Used to Treat ADHD
– Pharmacogenomic Testing to Predict and Reduce Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications
– Evaluation and Management of Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction
– Helping the Head without Harming the Heart: Treating Depression in Patients with Heart Disease
– Help Me to Stop! Practical Strategies for Preventing and Managing Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome
– Medications and the Mouth: Managing Medication-Induced Dry Mouth, Excessive Saliva, and Teeth-Grinding
– The Salt of Life: Managing Medication-Induced HYPOnatremia and HYPERnatremia
– To Pee or Not to Pee: Managing Medication-Induced Urinary Hesitancy, Retention, and Incontinence
– Medically Serious Adverse Effects of Antidepressant Medications (Covers bleeding, hyponatremia, seizures, QT prolongation, etc)
– Why Do They Stop? Adverse Effects of Mood Stabilizers that Lead to Nonadherence
Talks about difficult-to-treat bipolar disorders
– Getting It to Budge: Advanced Strategies for Difficult-to-Treat Bipolar Depression
– Stopping the Roller Coaster: Advanced Strategies for the Long-Term Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
– A Practical Guide to Clinically-Important Drug Interactions
– Eat, Drink, and Take Your Meds: How Food and Beverages Can Affect Psychiatric Medications
– Attention-Deficit is the Least of His Problems: What ADHD is REALLY About
– Adult ADHD: Pages from Clinical Experience (Especially suited for an audience that is not yet convinced that it is extremely important that we diagnose and treat ADHD. Includes case vignettes and covers key principles of assessment.)
– PsychopharMYTHology: Beliefs Widely Held by Psychopharmacologists That are Not True
– How to Use Rating Scales to Enhance Clinical Practice
– Life Depends on the Liver: A Practical Guide to Liver Function Tests
– A Practical Guide to Ordering and Interpreting Thyroid Function Tests
– Five Important but Controversial Decisions in the Treating OCD
– The Mimics: Common Medical Conditions that Present with Psychiatric Symptoms but are Commonly Missed by Us (This covers Sleep Apnea, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome)
– Overview of Non-Stimulant Pharmacotherapy of ADHD (This covers atomoxetine, guanfacine, clonidine, bupropion, modafinil, TCAs, etc)
– The Internet as a Tool in Clinical Practice (A series of websites are amazingly useful yet unknown to most clinicians. This talk is simple but extremely useful for clinicians and has been very much appreciated by the audience.)
– Clinicians’ Guide to Reading and Applying Clinical Trial Results (A simple guide for those without a research background who want to be able to empowered to understand the basics when they come across a clinical trial.)
– Different Sources of Evidence: When, Where, and How (Covers when and how to find and use practice guidelines vs. systematic reviews/ meta-analyses vs. clinical trials.)
– It’s not really insomnia! Understanding and managing Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
– Career Guidance Workshop. I have worked in a variety of settings — inpatient unit (4 years), consultation-liaison psychiatry (3 years), academics/ clinical trials (13 years), and private practice (5 years).
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