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David B Carlson, MD
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 27th St Ste 410
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Martha Lynn Rhoades, MD
(406) 254-0192
1020 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1978

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Thomas William Van Dyk, MD
(406) 248-7299
1245 N 29th St
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.John Blodgett
(406) 238-2500
1020 N 27th St # 410
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Talbot Blodgett, MD
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 27th St Ste 410
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1986

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James H Peak Jr, MD
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 27th St Ste 410
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1988

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Belinda Frances Hartley, MD
1101 N 27th St Ste 201
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert William McDermott, MD
(406) 657-3900
1020 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1970

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Melinda Lee Payne, MD
(406) 259-8633
902 Wyoming Ave
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Martha Rhoades
(406) 254-0192
1020 N 27th St # 410
Billings, MT
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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