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Bipolar Disorder Counseling Columbia MO

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Center for Family and Individual Counseling
(573) 319-9951
Center for Family and Individual Counseling2804 Forum Boulevard
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Arizona
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kenneth David Wright, MD
(573) 474-5278
5502 Prairie Rose Ct
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1985

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Shree O Shrestha, MD
(573) 882-0451
3205 Crow Ct
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Umonoibalo Ehimare, MD
(573) 884-1000
5003 Geetha Dr
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Richard James Burch, MD
(573) 882-3276
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mr. Joshua C Hulen
(573) 535-6961
ABLE (Achieving Better Living with Empowerment)1007 N. College Avenue
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Neurofeedback, Mind/Body, Life Coaching, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Univerity of Missouri - Columbia
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: (On most insurance panels in area)

Pamela Sue Gulley, MD
(573) 443-1508
6236 E Palmer Rd
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Mid Missouri Mental Hlth Cntr, Columbia, Mo; Harry S Truman Mem Vets Hosp, Columbia, Mo; University Hospitals And Clini, Columbia, Mo
Group Practice: Family Health Ctr

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Melissa D Hutchens, MD
(573) 882-8907
346 Proctor Dr
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Suneetha Somireddy, MD
3705 Forum Blvd Apt 302
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Satnam Singh Mahal, MD
(660) 647-2182
2000 Hatton Ct
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Krishna Med Coll, Bihar Univ, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Royal Oaks Hospital, Windsor, Mo

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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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