The Neurobiology of Trauma: 101 (2/4)

May 30, 2021 Off By editorialteam

This session of CareOregon Pharmacy’s MEDS Ed program focuses on the intersection between psychological trauma and substance use disorders. Lydia Bartholow (DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP) lays out the scope of the issues, highlights the most effective and lasting forms of engagement and treatment, and provides and in-depth review of the importance of trauma-informed care and patient-centered systems when engaging people experiencing substance use disorders.

Recorded on December 13, 2019 at Melody Event Center, Portland, OR.

• Long-term consequences of cortisol end up becoming the biggest chronic conditions that impact our life expectancy. [slide 22/23 – 25:50 timecode 2/4]

• Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP

• Part 1: Trauma-Informed Care and Substance Use Disorders (1/4):
• Part 2: The Neurobiology of Trauma: 101 (2/4):
• Part 3: Neurobiology of Trauma as it pertains to Substance Use Disorders (3/4):
• Part 4: Basic Principles of Trauma-Informed Care as they pertain to Substance Use Disorders (4/4):


MEDS Ed is an ongoing education series by CareOregon’s Pharmacy team. It’s geared to clinicians and health care professionals involved in direct patient care at community clinics. Attendees leave with valuable tools and insights that improve how they can contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.

Each three-to-four-hour MEDS Ed session examines a disease state that highly impacts patient quality of life, requires complex management, and may lead to increased emergency department visits and inpatient stays. Speakers include pharmacists and clinicians from the community and from CareOregon staff.