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Ronald Alfred Grant, MD
(203) 629-3880
PO Box 748
Southbury, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1969

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Rose Yu Chin, MD
(212) 995-6040
617 Main St N
Southbury, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1979

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Marina Zatman, MD
(203) 284-1665
3 Carriage Ln
Woodbury, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Molenskij Med Inst, Smolensk, Russia
Graduation Year: 1984

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Marc Patrick Nespoli, MD
(617) 921-0275
5 Hart Ct
Oxford, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 2001

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James Henry Edwards III, MD
(860) 350-5001
233 Good Hill Rd
Roxbury, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tech De Santiago (Utesa), Esc De Med, Santiago
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jean Ellen Vogel, MD
(203) 264-5240
638 Patriot Rd
Southbury, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1990

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Soledad Espinosa Araya, MD
(203) 797-7751
8 Rowledge Pond Rd
Sandy Hook, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1963

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David Michael Dressler, MD
(203) 263-5099
51 Sherman Hill Rd Ste A103A
Woodbury, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1964

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Ahmed Naimetulla Syed, MD
(203) 740-2012
26 Whitewood Rd
Newtown, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Andrea Vita Kaufman, MD
(203) 785-1411
172 Mount Pleasant Rd
Newtown, CT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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