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Dennis D Agallianos, MD
(802) 257-1505
PO Box 759
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Brattleboro Mem Hosp, Brattleboro, Vt; Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vt
Group Practice: Brattleboro Retreat

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Robyn L Ostrander, MD
(603) 650-8558
PO Box 803
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 2000

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Stuart Alan Copans, MD
(802) 257-0811
202 Putney Rd
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1969

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Otto Max Marx, MD
(802) 257-0114
14 Park Pl
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1957

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John Eric Vance, MD
75 Linden St
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1987

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Valery Worth Yandow, MD
PO Box 2135
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Frederick William Engstrom, MD
(802) 258-6182
PO Box 803
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1974

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William Alan Knorr, MD
(802) 257-5850
21 Deacon Pl
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1974

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Saba Maheen Salam, MD
(802) 258-3731
23 Kyle Rd
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Amalia Lee
(802) 254-7396
167 Main St # 207B
Brattleboro, VT
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, 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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