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Charles E Bramlet MD
(337) 991-9163
119 Rue Fountaine
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology

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Shelly N Savant, MD
(504) 988-2241
602 N Lewis St Ste 500
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Daniel Maypa Escalona, MD
(337) 269-5545
PO Box 80754
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.Joni Orazio
(337) 991-9162
119 Rue Fountaine
Lafayette, LA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Joni Lee Orazio, MD
(337) 991-9162
332 E Farrel Rd Ste D
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Edgardo De R Concepcion, MD
(337) 289-6985
Broussard, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1977

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George W Diggs, MD
PO Box 187
Breaux Bridge, LA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.SUSAN UHRICH
(337) 593-0830
170 Industrial Parkway
Lafayette, LA
Gender
F
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Samir A Salama, MD
(337) 233-2400
800 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Bob Winston
(337) 593-0830
201 Rue Beauregard # 100
Lafayette, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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