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Tue
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Wed
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Thu
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Fri
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Contact Us Phone: (218) 454-0090
Fax: (218) 454-0091
  • Caring for the Mental Health Needs of All Ages

    The mental health professionals at Northern Psychiatric Associates offer individualized services for adults, adolescents and children, and families. Northern Psychiatric Associates staff prides itself on a collaborative approach between psychiatry and psychology. Services are offered in a comfortable, private outpatient facility, several area nursing homes, and group homes.

    Please feel free to explore the options we have at our sister clinic.


     

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Professional MembershipProfessional Membership

Members of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

American Psychiatric AssociationAmerican Psychiatric Association

Members of the American Psychiatric Association

Factors Affecting HeartFactors Affecting Heart

Members of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

American Board of Forensic MedicineAmerican Board of Forensic Medicine

Dr. David Anderholm is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine

On Bipolar Disorder

By Karleen Schmiedt, MSLP

After attending a workshop about Bipolar Disorder (BIPD) given by Jay Carter, PsyD, DABPS, it became clear that we don’t know much about BiPD.

It is a spectrum, which means you CAN be a little bit bipolar (undiagnosed) or a LOT bipolar (on meds) or in between. It is difficult to diagnose–70% are missed or misdiagnosed 1-3 times because it changes/emerges and looks different from time to time. These folks have a high suicide risk, which is important to take seriously if expressed.

After an episode of mania, the brain takes 6-8 weeks to recover. During that time, BiPD individuals have diminished executive function, temporary chronic fatigue, and depression. These have implications for returning to work or the expectation that they can function fully right away.

During mania, BiPD individuals are not able to think about contexts (relationships); they can’t help it even though it seems like they are making that choice.

Things that help individuals with BiPD include:

  • Monitoring amount of sleep
  • Establishing a routine
  • Developing a support system that understands this mental illness

For families and individuals trying to understand Bipolar Disorder, check out a great video on Bipolarlight.com.

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What I Love about NPA

By Amanda Hintz, MSLP

I love working at NPA because we have a wonderful staff that get along so well–we are like a family. Our offices are welcoming and comfortable, which put our clients at ease.

Promoting mental health in children is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work. I enjoy helping children learn to manage their anxiety, work through their trauma, and express their emotions in healthy ways. This is so meaningful to me because I know that if children learn these skills early on, they will struggle much less as teenagers and adults. Also, they will have a sense of self confidence, strengthening their ability to handle the tough things in life.

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'Amazed by People's Resilience'

By Philip Tange, MSW, LICSW

My favorite part about working to promote mental health is the direct contact I have with clients, especially hearing the interesting stories about their lives. I am repeatedly amazed by people’s resilience, and I enjoy helping them learn how to cope with and address mental health problems.

Other important aspects of working at Northern Psychiatric Associates are the relationships I have with my coworkers and the support that I receive to do my job.

One of Phil’s favorite quotes
“Good judgment comes from experience…Experience comes from bad judgment.”

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