A major aspect of the treatment process for mental health disorders at any psychiatric facility is going to be medication. For some individuals, the use of medication can be a cause for concern, especially if they are unsure as to how they are going to react to certain psychotropic meds. Many individuals may be hesitant to take any type of medication because they fear the potential side effects.
While it is possible for some individuals to experience some side effects, psychotropic medications can be a life saver for many who are struggling with mental health illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. Medications help to treat the symptoms of mental health disorders which make it easier for individuals to focus on the therapeutic aspects of treatment.(Healthyplace,2014)
If you are looking for treatment with medication our providers are Emmet M. Kenney Jr., MD , Terry Dobmeier, CNS, Jill McMullen, FNP, Connie Soper, PA, or Randy Swingen, FNP.
Psychotherapy involves talking with a therapist. This therapy helps patients take control of their life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
Dr. Kenney has recently been acknowledged for his excellent years of teaching in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at UND school of medicine. “I have reviewed the student evaluations for this past year and they are fantastic! Your input to the lives and careers of these students is so important for them and the field of Psychiatry. It is clear that through your contributions the students rotating through our psychiatry rotations during 2016-2017 received an excellent experience!” James L Roerig PharmD, BCPP, Clerkship Director and UND Professor.
The RightMed™ test developed by OneOme is a comprehensive pharmacogenomic test covering 23 genes, which can be provided as part of routine clinical care. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to medications.
Once the test is ordered by your provider, a cheek-swab test is sent to your home. Within days the results are sent to your provider. Your provider can then discuss the most effective, safe medications and doses for you.
What Are The Benefits Of The RightMed™ Test?
- Eliminate trial and error in finding the right drug
- Reduce or eliminate side effects
- Prevent unintended interactions between drugs
- Saves time and money
The testing is safe, affordable and accurate.
For more information visit www.oneome.com or call Saint Sophie’s Psychiatric center at 701-365-4488
“Our Cheerful Reception Staff are always ready and eager to help you get started with services and continue with coordinating appointments for the treatment you deserve.”