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Matthew L Masterson, DO
1060 Gaffney Rd # 7440
Fort Wainwright, AK
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1998

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Rodolfo Martinez Campos, MD
(701) 530-7321
122 1st Ave Ste 5
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1956

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Anthony Lee Blanford, MD
(907) 488-9821
1919 Lathrop St Ste 220
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Ronald Martino
(907) 452-1739
1919 Lathrop St # 220
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Fairbanks Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mikki K Barker, DO
122 1st Ave Ste 5
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1987

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Larry Keith Wise, MD
122 1st Ave Ste 5
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1992

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Melissa S E De Wit, DO
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1991

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Irvin Andrew Rothrock, MD
(907) 452-1739
Medical & Dental Arts Blg 1919 Lathrop St Ste 220
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak
Group Practice: Fairbanks Psychiatric & Neurological Clnc Pc

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Jan Eric Kiele, MD
(907) 458-5209
1650 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1984

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Ronald Anthony Martino, MD
(907) 452-1739
1919 Lathrop St Ste 220
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Neurology, Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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