PsychoPharm Research was created by noted physician and medical-app developer Joongheum Park MD, who is an internal medical physician. Dr. Park has created several notable medical apps, and this current one provides an interactive version of medical decision support trees for psychopharmacology.

It should be noted that the medication decision support trees have backing from a venerable institution. They are developed by the Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project at the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, South Shore Program (Founded by Dr. David Osser, who is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School).

This application really is tremendous. When dealing with patients who have depression, bipolar, and other psychiatric complaints, primary care physicians often have a difficult time of figuring out what to do when their first line of therapy hasn’t worked. This application helps primary care physicians and psychiatrists go through an algorithm that helps with this decision tree.

The following is a quick video review of the application:

It’s a must have for primary care physicians to try, especially when choosing second line options for patients who have depression or general anxiety disorders. The app also goes through complex decision trees for depression, bipolar mania, and other key psychiatric pathology.

Price: Free

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