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Laurence Elliot Schiff, MD
(928) 681-2121
PO Box 6669
Kingman, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1975

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Andrzej Honory, MD
(928) 757-8111
2112 Golf Dr Apt 26
Kingman, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll Med, Univ Jagiellonski, Krakow, Poland
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Robert Narvaiz
(480) 557-7982
1050 E Southern Ave # A1
Tempe, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Bernard Martin Morenz, MD
(520) 626-6325
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Emil Cottor, MD
(480) 365-6071
7373 N Scottsdale Rd Ste A210
Paradise Vly, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1958

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Narcedallia M Zegarra, MD
245 Greenway Dr
Kingman, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Andrzej Honory
1750 Beverly Ave
Kingman, AZ
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Maria Jesus Bailon, MD
2601 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Zaragoza, Fac De Med, Zaragoza, Spain
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jasbir Singh Bisla, MD
(602) 433-5443
5601 W Eugie Ave
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dayanand Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Lisa S Jones, MD
(480) 991-3814
8655 E Via de Ventura Ste G180
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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