Mental Illness

Mental illnesses constitute one of the most serious, unrecognized public health problems in America today. As a group, they afflict one in three people. Psychiatric problems affect people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. They occur in all income groups, in urban and rural areas and in all religions...Read More

IPS Referral Service

All IPS members in the state of Iowa are eligible to join the IPS Referral Service on an individual basis. We also make referrals to psychiatric groups/practices or mental health centers...Read More


Handling Stress

You need stress in your life! Does that surprise you? Perhaps so, but it is quite true. Without stress, life would be dull and unexciting. Stress adds flavor, challenge, and opportunity to life. Too much stress, however, can seriously affect your physical and mental wellbeing...Read More


What is clinical depression? Read More


One illness that is becoming more common because of our older population is not often talked about. That illness is dementia. The term dementia encompasses a group of illnesses in which an individual's mental abilities deteriorate or are lost...Read More

What is a Psychiatrist

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can order medical tests and prescribe medication in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance abuse and addiction. Psychiatrists are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance...Read More

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