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Recognize when bipolar symptoms flare and find balance again

Dr. Christopher La Tourette La Riche
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, and Medical Director
Frank Healy's picture

Have a healthy relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder

Frank Healy
Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory
Kim Dennis's picture

If you think you have bipolar disorder, now is the time to get help

Kim Dennis MD, CEDS
Medical Director and CEO
Catherine Austin's picture

Use acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms of bipolar disorder

Catherine Austin
M.S., L.Ac., DAOM Candidate
Julia Samton's picture

Find a balanced treatment plan when diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Julia Samton, MD
Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology
Frank Healy's picture

Advice for getting treatment for bipolar disorder

Frank Healy
Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory
Michael D. Zito's picture

Pediatric bipolar disorder and ADHD: differences and getting help

Michael D. Zito, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
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Bipolar Disorder

Just because you may have been diagnosed as being bipolar, doesn’t mean you can’t be happy and it definitely doesn’t mean your life is over. Having a mental illness like bipolar disorder, whether you are a child or an adult, means that you have to take extra care of your mental health to ensure balance so that the manic feelings of happiness and despair don’t get out of control. To help you in your journey to becoming mentally healthy, our medical professionals, psychiatrists, and counselors are here to provide you with the expert advice you need.

Recognize when bipolar symptoms flare and find balance again

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.

Dr. Christopher La Tourette La RichePsychiatrist, Psychotherapist, and Medical Director

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...

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If you think you have bipolar disorder, now is the time to get help

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.

Kim Dennis MD, CEDSMedical Director and CEO

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...

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Find a balanced treatment plan when diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Julia Samton, MD Director of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology Manhattan Neuropsychiatric

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.

Julia Samton, MDDirector of Manhattan Neuropsychiatric and Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology

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...

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Pediatric bipolar disorder and ADHD: differences and getting help

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.

Michael D. Zito, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist

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...

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Have a healthy relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder

Frank Healy Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Associates For Life Enhancement

While everyone has times when they are in an extreme mood, a person with bipolar can be very depressed and at other times be so happy that they seem like they are driven by a motor. Their mood can change very suddenly, and it often seems that there is no apparent cause. This is called bipolar disorder. As the name implies, they are often in one extreme of mood or the other. If you know one of these people it may be hard for you to understand them, and it can seem that they are making you have mood swings.

Frank HealyLicensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...

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Use acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms of bipolar disorder

Catherine Austin M.S., L.Ac., DAOM Candidate Professor of Acupuncture, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Bipolar disorder, also commonly referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is a condition characterized by repeated episodes of changes in mood and activity level. During manic episodes, a person may feel a diminished need for sleep and daytime hyper-activity with rapid speech and elevated moods. This may last from two weeks to five months. These symptoms are followed by longer periods of depression with poor energy, social withdrawal, difficulty concentrating, appetite changes and weight fluctuations.

Catherine AustinM.S., L.Ac., DAOM Candidate

Dr. Austin has been a licensed acupuncturist for 20 years, specializing in Integrative Medicine. She is currently teaching at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, and sees clients at the college clinic with her resident interns. ...

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Advice for getting treatment for bipolar disorder

Frank Healy Licensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Associates For Life Enhancement

Do you have mood swings? Have you had periods in your life when you were depressed and other times when you had so much energy that you did not need to sleep? When you had the energy did you do reckless things such as get into a car wreck when you were driving too fast or exhaust a credit card in one day? If you have had these signs and symptoms, you may have a condition called bipolar disorder.

Frank HealyLicensed Professional Counselor, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Frank Healy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He counsels people with depression and anxiety. He has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old. This incl...

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