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Cheryl Lee France, MD
27 S Kanawha St
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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Greenbrier D R Almond, MD
(304) 472-7374
48 S Kanawha St
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Louis A Johnson Vet Med Ctr, Clarksburg, Wv
Group Practice: Mental Hygiene Clinic

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David James Withersty, MD
(304) 343-5595
Rt 33 West
Weston, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1970

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Sandra Skar
936 Sharpe Hospital Rd
Weston, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Marivi Mauricio-Tan
936 Sharpe Hospital Rd
Weston, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Safwat Mikhael Attia, MD
(304) 472-3616
104 E Main St
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1978

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Herbert C Haynes, MD
(304) 472-8400
PO Box 817
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Cheryl Ann France, MD
304-269-1210 x304
1427 Loveberry Run Rd
Weston, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1988

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A Adel-Sabzevari
1 Behavorial Health Rd
Weston, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Asad Khan
Rt 33 W
Weston, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

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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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