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Jimmy R Mascaro, DO
(641) 684-4454
317 E Alta Vista Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 2001

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Ronald Ray Berges, DO
(641) 683-4454
1112 N Van Buren Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1987

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M Ahmad Hameed, MD
(641) 856-2775
551 Indian Trail Rd
Ottumwa, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Ronald Berges
(641) 684-7744
1112 N Van Buren Ave # 2
Ottumwa, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Prashant Gajwani
312 E Alta Vista Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Dr.Josefina L Hizon
(515) 574-6120
312 East Alta Vista Avenue
Ottumwa, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1957
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Mhi Mt Pleasant
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Joyce A Vista Wayne, MD
(641) 683-4454
312 E Alta Vista Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cebu Doctors Coll Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983

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James Stephen Brooks, MD
(515) 472-5771
312 E Alta Vista Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1977

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Christopher Okiishi
110 E Main St
Ottumwa, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Darwyn Chern
312 E Alta Vista Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

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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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