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  • 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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Members of the American Psychiatric Association

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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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