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Robert G Demers, MD
(865) 584-1561
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1964

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Ashok Kumar Bansal, MD
(701) 780-6600
860 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nalanda Med Coll, Magadh Univ, Patna, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Edward Leslie Kelly, MD
(701) 476-7200
1451 44th Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1992

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Steven M Hill, MD
151 S 4th St
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Jacob Kerbeshian Jr
(701) 780-6697
860 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jeffrey H Row, MD
(701) 845-6000
1451 44th Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ellen Kay Feldman, MD
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jacob Kerbeshian Jr, MD
(701) 780-6697
2575 S 35th St
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Altru Hosp, Grand Forks, Nd
Group Practice: Altru Health Systems

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Dr.Thomas Peterson
(701) 775-2500
1451 44th Ave S # F
Grand Forks, ND
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Cort Andrew Pedersen, MD
510 Harvard St Apt 2
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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