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William Matuzas, MD
(207) 872-4396
149 North St
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1974

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Deepika Agrawal, MD
67 Eustis Pkwy
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: S M S Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jennifer Kathryn Wilson, MD
(707) 464-7224
149 North St
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1992

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Paul Leslie Minot, MD
(512) 476-7263
30 Chase Ave
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1981

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Lawrence Paul Strohmeyer, DO
(207) 872-9534
120 Augusta Rd
Rome, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1986

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Mladen Hauptfeld, MD
30 Chase Ave
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Zagreb, Med Fak, Zagreb, Croatia
Graduation Year: 1957

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Dr.Paul Minot
(207) 861-5232
30 Chase Avenue
Waterville, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Maine General
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Robert S Croswell, MD
(207) 877-8164
325C Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1976

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Beata Zarankow, MD
(207) 474-6947
8 Highwood St
Waterville, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med, Ul M Curie, Gdansk, Poland
Graduation Year: 1990

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Matthew Dale Sommons, MD
(207) 872-4396
420 Hussey Hill Rd
Vassalboro, ME
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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