People with bipolar disorder can minimize and sometimes completely avoid recurrent episodes of the illness if they fully engage in the recommended course of treatment and practice outstanding self-care. Below are some important tips to keep you well.
Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, award-winning psychotherapist and board-certified addiction psychiatrist. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and specializes in treating pa...View Full Profile
The term bipolar disorder, or manic depression, still has the power to strike fear into the hearts of many. Fortunately, due to much advancement in the field of psychiatry, this dread is no longer indicative of reality. Bipolar disorder is a mental disease – that has not changed. However, what has changed is the way in which we treat it, usually with mood stabilizing medication and psychotherapy.
Dr. Kim Dennis is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorder treatment, addictions recovery, trauma / PTSD and co-occurring disorders. As CEO & Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, she superv...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Bipolar disorder, otherwise known as manic depressive illness, is a condition marked by unusually large shifts in energy level, behavior, and mood. Patients with bipolar disorder suffer with periods of mania marked by feeling “high” or irritable, a decreased need for sleep, hyperactivity, being easily distractible, impulsive, and having unrealistic perceptions of themselves. It is common for individuals to engage in self destructive actions such as spending sprees, having sex with multiple partners, and other high risk behaviors.
Dr. Julia Samton is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and is currently the Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric, P.C. Dr. Samton is a voluntary faculty member at New York Hospital Weill Cornell and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York Cit...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) has often been very difficult to accurately diagnose. Given that many of the symptoms of PBD overlap with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), accurate diagnosis is critical. While a thorough evaluation should accompany all diagnoses, it is particularly important in discriminating between PBD and ADHD because if a child is misdiagnosed with ADHD and prescribed common ADHD medications when truly PBD, severe adverse behavioral manifestations can occur. These adverse behavioral manifestations can include rage and/or violent behaviors.
Dr. Zito has been in the field of psychology since 1984 and is a clinical psychologist with a variety of experience in educational and therapeutic settings. He has co-authored an article in the New Jersey Psychologist publication that attempts t...View Full Profile