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George Richard Smith, MD
(501) 686-5486
4301 W Markham Slot 554
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1977

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John F Aruffo, MD
(501) 614-2000
415 N McKinley St
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Spartan Hlth Sci Univ, Vieux Fort, St Lucia
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jackie M Coombe Moore, MD
(501) 228-7400
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1992

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John Michael Dempster, MD
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 2002

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Robert Lynn Rice, MD
1301 Wilson Rd
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: U Mundial Dominicana (Umd), Esc De Med (World Univ) (Closed 1991)
Graduation Year: 1984

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Shanna Lea Palmer, MD
(501) 257-1000
4300 W 7th St # 116T
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1997

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David Julian Streett, MD
(501) 614-7700
1501 Aldersgate Rd
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jeffrey Paul Kaiser, MD
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 2000

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Kara Delynne Belue, MD
(501) 686-9300
4400 Shuffield Dr
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.John Aruffo
415 N Mckinley St # 1060
Little Rock, AR
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Medical School: Spartan Hlth Sci Univ, Vieux Fort
Year of Graduation: 1984
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Psychiatrist
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Bipolar Disorder the Cause and the Course

Disorders - Bipolar Disorder
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Causes of Bipolar

The cause of bipolar disorder is not known, but it is thought to involve many different factors. Research suggests that it is the result of abnormalities in the way some nerve cells in the brain work or communicate. People with bipolar disorder are more vulnerable to emotional and physical stresses and as a result, upsetting life experiences, substance abuse, lack of sleep, or other stresses can trigger episodes of illness.

Bipolar disorder tends to run in families. A person has a 5% chance of inheriting bipolar disorder if one parent has the illness and a 30% chance if both parents have it. This risk may increase if other relatives also have the illness.

Course of Bipolar Disorder

Because bipolar disorder is usually a lifelong illness, you may need to take medicines for the rest of your life. However, there is a good chance that treatment will allow you to lead a very productive and happy life.

In most cases, symptoms can be managed through a combination of medicines, psychotherapy and social and emotional support. However, if an episode is severe, you may need to spend some time in a hospital.

Episodes can last days, months or sometimes even years. Some people recover completely between episodes and may go many years without any symptoms, while others continue to have depression or mild swings up and down.

Early diagnosis and proper treatment can help avoid many of the problems associated with bipolar disorder, such as alcohol / substance abuse, relationship difficulties, problems at work and suicide attempts. Without treatment, bipolar disorder tends to get worse. Over time a person may suffer more frequent and more severe manic and depressive episodes.

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