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Richard Louis Fodor, MD
(609) 898-1518
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1954

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Paul Raymond Butzine, MD
(623) 214-1141
14506 W Granite Valley Dr Ste 108
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Walter O Boswell Mem Hosp, Sun City, Az; Del E Webb Memorial Hosp, Sun City, Az
Group Practice: Human Development Ctr

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Brock Phillip Nolan, MD
(937) 257-6877
15931 W Monte Cristo Ave
Surprise, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 2001

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Stanley Armistice Smith, MD
(623) 487-3003
7767 W Deer Valley Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1957

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Mary Lynn Krolik, MD
(504) 842-3000
9421 W Saddlehorn Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1996

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David Louis Greene Jr, MD
(615) 581-7618
14420 W Meeker Blvd Ste 300
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1964

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Claire Damecour, MD
(623) 584-9694
13624 W Camino del Sol
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montreal, Fac De Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1991

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Charles D Glazzard, MD
15433 W Miramonte Ct
Surprise, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Gurvinder K Sodhi, MD
(623) 815-9733
10222 W Coggins Dr
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: G R Med Coll, Jiwaji Univ, Gwalior, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Cesar Q Villarreal, MD
20946 N 85th Ln
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Monterrey, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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