Quick Tips

We often get asked for resources about things we discuss with clients. This site is a place for clinicians and care team members to find helpful information on managing behavioral health issues, as well as psychotropic prescribing tips. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but is a place we can post something quickly for your reference.


Dr. Watson provides practical training on managing residents living with severe personality disorders  (50 minutes).

Which antidepressant should I use?

Appropriate Use of Psychotropics CMDA 2018

Printable Handouts

PHQ-9 and instructions





GDS 15

Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors – Treatment Review

Nursing Home Requirements for Psychotropic Use and Gradual Dose Reductions

Nonpharmacologic approaches to BPSD

Antipsychotic Consent for Off Label Use

Behavioral-Symptoms-as-AD-Progresses (3)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) overview

Dementia Medications

Emotional problems after TBI


Dementia End of Life Decisions

Magellan Anticholinergic Risk Scale

M-1 Emergency Mental Illness Report _ Application

Transportation Hold Fact Sheet

M-0.5 FORM (Involuntary Transportation Hold)

Insomnia. Context for NH



Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

How to run a psych pharm meeting

Psych pharm meeting tracking tool

Psychotropic medications in the NH – info for families

Suicide risk in LTC