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Richard A Fahy, MD
Murrells Inlet, SC
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1968

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Murray Glenn Honick, MD
(843) 293-2300
931 Mount Gilead Rd
Murrells Inlt, SC
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1982

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Anna Boettcher, MD
(412) 647-5815
1415 Glenkeith Ct
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1995

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Donald Laux Duerk, MD
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1948

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Marshall A Staton, MD
(843) 448-2824
1601 N Oak St
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1973

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Harold D Stalvey, MD
(803) 237-8808
PO Box 2069
Murrells Inlt, SC
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Renee Ruth Lamm, MD
(843) 215-2400
PO Box 14638
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1982

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MaryJane Lessler-Perez, MD
(843) 347-4888
4450 Bradford Cir
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Richard Landrum Jackson, MD
102 Dunes Club Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1983

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Richard Joseph Resnikoff, MD
(843) 347-3336
1111 48th Ave N Ste 1
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Medical School: Univ Del Noreste, Esc De Med, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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