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Irwin Martin Pasternak, MD
(207) 942-7232
112 Franklin St Apt D5
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Robert Milton
(207) 947-0366
Selby Psychological Svcs, 6 State Street, Suite 208
Bangor, ME
Gender
M
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Chcs
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Maria Catalina Melo, MD
(207) 794-3554
93 Parkview Ave Apt 1
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Cien De La Salud, Fac De Med, Medellin, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1998

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Ellen Patterson Shepeluk, MD
(207) 990-3484
6 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988

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Anilla Del Fabbro, MD
42 Cedar St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1990

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Julie Balaban, MD
(207) 990-1980
15 Columbia St Ste 403
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Don Payne
(207) 973-6100
268 Stillwater Avenue
Bangor, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Sally Rose Weiss, MD
(207) 947-2591
600 Evergreen Woods
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1977

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Janet Eddy Ordway, MD
(207) 947-4214
33 Pine Ledge Rd
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1951

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David Michael Bear, MD
(207) 973-6256
268 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971

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Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder

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What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. People who have it experience dramatic mood swings. They may go from overly energetic, "high" and/or irritable, to sad and hopeless, and then back again. They often have normal moods in between. The up feeling is called mania. The down feeling is depression.

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness , is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But there is good news: bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.

About 5.7 million American adults or about 2.6 percent of the population age 18 and older in any given year, have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder typically develops in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, some people have their first symptoms during childhood, and some develop them late in life. It is often not recognized as an illness, and people may suffer for years before it is properly diagnosed and treated. Like diabetes or heart disease, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness that must be carefully managed throughout a person's life.

Signs and symptoms of mania (or a manic episode ):

Increased energy, activity, and restlessness

Excessively "high," overly good, euphoric mood

Extreme irritability

Racing thoughts and talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another

Distractibility, can't concentrate well

Little sleep needed

Unrealistic beliefs in one's abilities and powers

Poor judgment

Spending sprees

A lasting period of behavior that is different from usual

Increased sexual drive

Abuse of drugs, particularly cocaine, alcohol, and sleeping medications

Provocative, intrusive, or aggressive behavior

Denial that anything is wrong

A manic episode is diagnosed if elevated mood occurs with three or more of the other symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for 1 week or longer. If the mood is irritable, four additional symptoms must be present.

Signs and symptoms of depression (or a depressive episode ):

Lasting sad, anxious, or empty mood

Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, including sex

Decreased energy, a feeling of ...

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