Isela Werchan, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Isela A. Werchan is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry. Werchan completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at El Paso. She received a medical degree at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and completed her general psychiatry residency training at UT Austin’s Dell Medical School. Her training experience includes the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, traumatic and obsessive compulsive disorders and psychotic disorders. She has special interests in cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy and substance abuse group therapy. Her current primary focus involves the assessment and treatment of substance abuse disorders. She has experience in residential treatment program centers, inpatient psychiatric hospital care, outpatient psychiatry and outpatient psychotherapy.

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate

Association between Delusions of Infestation and Prescribed Narcotic and Stimulant Use

Zhu, T. H., Werchan, I. A., Escamilla, K. V., Sebastian, K., Hovinga, C. A. & Reichenberg, J. S., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of psychiatric practice. 24, 6, p. 428-431 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Wounds and Injuries
4 Citations (Scopus)

Ethanol for alcohol withdrawal: The end of an era

Walker, B., Anderson, M., Hauser, L. & Werchan, I., Mar 1 2013, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 74, 3, p. 926-931 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Curcumin inhibits proliferation of colorectal carcinoma by modulating Akt/mTOR signaling

Johnson, S. M., Gulhati, P., Werchan, I., Wang, X., Uchida, T., Gao, T. & Evers, B. M., Aug 1 2009, In : Anticancer Research. 29, 8, p. 3185-3190 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colorectal Neoplasms