If you’re one of the more than 50% of Americans living with a mental illness, consider psychiatry. This specialized branch of medicine can ease uncomfortable symptoms, improve your outlook, and positively affect your quality of life. At Plymouth Psych Group in Plymouth, Minnesota, board-certified physician Israel Sokeye, MD, provides comprehensive psychiatry services, including diagnostic evaluations, medication management, and mental health education. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Psychiatry is a type of healthcare focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders.
Dr. Sokeye received special medical training to become a psychiatrist. He completed four years of traditional medical school, followed by four years of a specialized residency in psychiatry.
At Plymouth Psych Group, Dr. Sokeye regularly sees teenagers and adults with:
He also sees patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
At Plymouth Psych Group, Dr. Sokeye offers a full suite of psychiatry services, including:
If you require additional testing or care, Dr. Sokeye can also refer you to a medical specialist in the area and coordinate treatment.
A psychiatry appointment begins with a physical and neurological exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms and goals for treatment. Afterward, Dr. Sokeye asks questions about your lifestyle, including if you have a history of mental illness, whether you drink alcohol or use drugs, and if you take any prescription medications.
Dr. Sokeye treats each of his clients with compassion, respect, and understanding. He looks past your mental and physical health history and present symptoms in order to take an overall holistic “whole being” approach throughout the assessment and diagnostic process.
Ultimately, he uses all of the information gathered during your psychiatry appointment to develop a custom treatment plan that eases uncomfortable symptoms and improves your quality of life.
Treatment of mental illness depends on the underlying condition, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your daily life. Usually, Dr. Sokeye recommends conservative treatments such as healthy lifestyle changes.
For example, getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and managing your stress levels can ease panic attacks or bouts of depression, improving your overall outlook and state of mind.
If your symptoms persist or get worse, even with healthy lifestyle changes, you might benefit from prescription medications or talk therapy. Talk therapy, or counseling, allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings and their effects on your behavior and mood.
Don’t let mental illness negatively affect your life and well-being. Schedule a psychiatry appointment at Plymouth Psych Group today. Call the office to speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online today.