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Ronald Melvin Larsen, MD
(641) 422-7797
2130 Country Club Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dale Austin Armstrong, MD
(641) 423-4233
5 N Federal Ave
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dale Armstrong
(641) 422-6610
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Gouri Datta, MD
(978) 441-1778
452 Hawkeye Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Darbhanga Med Coll, Ln Mithila Univ, Laheriasarai, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Gaylord Carl Nordine, MD
2700 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1970

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Michael Adams Blackmore, MD
(641) 422-9000
20 5th St NW
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1987

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Mark Edmunde Lassise, MD
(641) 422-6850
250 S Crescent Dr
Mason City, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen Louis Weinstein, MD
(319) 356-1872
200 Hawkins Drive 01012 JPPLL
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1966

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Kunal Kumar Patra, MD
(712) 274-6729
3549 Southern Hills Dr
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Scb Med Coll, Utkal Univ, Cuttak, Orissa, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Joyce Ann Everson Lee, MD
(319) 352-1445
Waverly, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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