Bipolar Disorder Counseling Anderson SC

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Ms. Michele Davenport Eberhart
(864) 214-2709 x1
Clemson Counseling Center, Inc.1011 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson, SC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Clemson University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Sunil B Jacques, MD
(215) 842-4148
PO Box 2907
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Rodolfo J Valverde Haeussler, MD
(864) 231-2694
130 Highway 252
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Anca Amighi, MD
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jos Monroe McElwee, MD
(864) 227-3908
600 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr. Mary S Cumming
(864) 840-8644 x3
The Family Doctor1011 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson, SC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Northern Illinois University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Michael Gilbert Essex, MD
PO Box 2907
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sabi Illangakoon, MD
(864) 231-2600
130 Highway 252
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Colombo, Fac Of Med, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Graduation Year: 1969

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Joseph Monroe Mc Elwee Jr, MD
(864) 227-3908
600 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ernest Cleage Martin, MD
(864) 226-1166
3031B N Highway 81
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1986

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What is Bipolar Mood Disorder - What causes bipolar mood disorder?

Bipolar mood disorder affects two people in every hundred of the Australian population. Men and women have an equal chance of developing the disorder. It is most common in people in their twenties.

It is believed that bipolar mood disorder is caused by a combination of factors including genetics, biochemistry, stress and even the seasons.

Genetic factors

Studies on close relations, identical twins and adopted children whose natural parents have bipolar mood disorder strongly suggest that the illness is genetically transmitted, and that children of parents with bipolar mood disorder have a greater risk of developing the disorder.

Biochemical factors

Mania, like major depression , is believed to be associated with a chemical imbalance in the brain which can be corrected with medication.

Stress

Stress may play a part in triggering symptoms, but not always. Sometimes the illness itself may cause the stressful event (such as divorce or a failed business), which may then be blamed for the illness.

Seasons

Mania is more common in spring, and depression in early winter. The reason for this is not clear.

What treatments are available?

Effective treatments are available for depressive and manic episodes of bipolar mood disorder. For the depressive phase of this illness, anti-depressant medications are effective. Anti-depressants are not addictive. They slowly return the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain, taking 1-4 weeks to achieve their positive effects. Medication should be adjusted only under medical supervision, as some people may experience the onset of a manic phase.

It may be necessary to admit a person with severe depression to hospital for a time. When people are in a manic phase, it can often be difficult to persuade them that they need treatment. It may sometimes be necessary to admit the person to hospital if the symptoms are severe.

During acute or severe attacks of mania, several different medications are used. Some are specifically used to calm the person's manic excitement; others are used to help stabilise the person's mood. Medications such as lithium are also used as preventive measures, as they help to control mood swings and reduce the frequency and severity of depressive and manic phases.

Psychotherapy and counselling are used with medication to help the person understand the illness and better manage its effects on their life.

With access to appropriate treatment and support, most people with bipolar mood disorder lead full and productive lives.

Where to go for help

  • Your general practitioner.
  • Your community health centre.
  • Your school or university counsellor
  • Your community mental health centre.

For information on services, check the Community Help and Welfare Services and 24-hour emergency numbers in...

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