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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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John Patrick Neuhaus, MD
Kapolei, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Mark Bernstein
(808) 674-2930
599 Farrington Highway # 100
Kapolei, HI
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cape Town, Fac Of Med, Cape Town
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Aika S Gumboc, MD
(202) 687-8188
94-1013 Kaiamu St
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Maria Rosario G Mabini, MD
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: De La Salle Univ Coll Of Med, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1989

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Kimberly Ann Charlton, MD
91 2301 Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Oscar Viesselman, MD
(808) 692-7700
91-1031 Hokuimo St
Kapolei, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1971

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Daniel W Ulrich, MD
94-610 Lumiaina St # R102
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Russ S Muramatsu, MD
94-870 Lumiauau St Apt C101
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jeffrey Alan Drexler, MD
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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