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Rhodora P Tolentino, MD
(302) 255-2700
526 Brandywine Dr
Bear, DE
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Afolarin Banjoko, MD
(215) 596-8000
311 Caraway Dr
Bear, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Lagos, Coll Of Med, Lagos, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1990

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Steven Lewis Wolfgang, MD
(610) 527-8434
70 Aleph Dr Ste A
Newark, DE
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1966

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Jagwinder Singh, MD
Newark, DE
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Guru Govind Singh Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Faridkot, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Ivan Cohen
(302) 292-0888
262 Chapman Rd # 100
Newark, DE
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Psychiatrist
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Amelia Greene Boyd, MD
(302) 577-4000
Bear, DE
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1956

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Yadvinder Sandhu, MD
38 Loch Lomond St
Bear, DE
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Psychiatry
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Jay G Weisberg, MD
(302) 731-1558
262 Chapman Rd Ste 100E
Newark, DE
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1974

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Gabino C Tonogbanua, MD
(610) 494-7689
203 W Silver Fox Rd
Newark, DE
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1965

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James Clair Newman, MD
(719) 526-7155
300 Biddle Ave
Newark, DE
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
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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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