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Witold Kawecki, MD
(860) 793-8535
103 Pinnacle Rd
Plainville, CT
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Susan Teresa Savulak, MD
(860) 410-1877
74 East St Ste 304
Plainville, CT
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Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1992

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Carlos Hernandez Avila, MD
263 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT
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Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1985

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(860) 683-1480
Department Psyc Mc 2103,
Farmington, CT
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1958

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Henry Richard Kranzler, MD
263 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT
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Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1982

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Todd Pinter, MD
(860) 679-6713
91 Northwest Dr
Plainville, CT
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Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robert Lee Trestman, MD
(860) 679-8315
263 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
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263 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
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Donal Thomas O'Hanlon, MD
(860) 679-3538
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Farmington, CT
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Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1990

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(860) 679-3622
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Medical School: Sofia Med Academy, Fac Of Med, Sofia, Bulgaria
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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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