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Toshiyuki Shibata, MD
(808) 537-2665
600 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI
Business
Psychiatric Associates Ltd
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology

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Yuko S Kusaka, MD
(808) 593-9222
1221 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 830
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Perry G M Heintz, MD
(808) 532-0660
1188 Bishop St Ste 3111
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1978

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Mark King Kim Zen, MD
(808) 537-6599
1329 Lusitana St Ste 809
Honolulu, HI
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kwong Yen Lum, MD
(808) 533-1711
1350 Ala Moana Blvd PH 4
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1955

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Gail Denise Ingram, MD
(808) 737-0111
1441 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1989

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Eugene Wang, MD
677 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1999

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Timothy William Buroker, MD
(808) 538-9011
1188 Bishop St Ste 2710
Honolulu, HI
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1995

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Shepard C Ginandes, MD
(808) 528-4125
1188 Bishop St Ste 1702
Honolulu, HI
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1951

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Mark H Kang, MD
(808) 586-2900
1356 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
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Graduation Year: 2007

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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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