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Laurent Slater Lehmann, MD
(202) 273-8434
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1970

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Sue Bailey, DO
The Pentagon R,
Washington, DC
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1977

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Lawrence Perry Green, MD
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue North West Acc 9th,
Washington, DC
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1958

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Bruce Michael Cambosos, MD
605 G St NW Fl 5
Washington, DC
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1969

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Laura Tuttle, MD
(703) 207-2803
Washington, DC
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Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1996

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Robert Mark Kolodner, MD
(202) 273-8663
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1974

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John Lesesne Syphax, MD
(240) 462-6953
907 M St NW
Washington, DC
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1965

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Kelley L Phillips, MD
928 5th St NW
Washington, DC
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Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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Anthony B D'Souza, MD
(815) 282-9606
1330 10th St NW
Washington, DC
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Male
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Medical School: Rg Kar Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Rockford Mem Hosp, Rockford, Il
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2024 Georgia Ave NW Ste 5B
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
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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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