Child Psychiatry

OHSU ECHO Child PsychiatryPrimary care physicians provide the majority of medical care for child psychiatry patients and prescribe as much as 70 percent of their psychotropic medications. OHSU child psychiatry specialists can enhance the ability of primary care providers to identify and treat mental health issues, including dealing with the challenges of medication management.

The Child Psychiatry ECHO Clinic helps primary care physicians throughout the state diagnose and treat child patients with ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, trauma, PTSD and other issues. 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 Keith Cheng, M.D., Medical Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Please note: The OHSU ECHO Child Psychiatry clinic is a pilot project funded by the Oregon Health Authority. Participation is by invitation only. For more information about this and other OHSU ECHO clinics, please contact Bryan Cochran at .

OHSU ECHO Network for child psychiatry map

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

  • ADHD Diagnosis and Management
  • Anxiety Diagnosis and Management
  • Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis and Management
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Depression Diagnosis and Management
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Maternal depression and perinatal health
  • OCD Diagnosis and Management
  • Pediatric Sleep Problems
  • Prescription of Psychotropic Medications
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD