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Linda Mc Dade Parker, MD
(501) 686-9000
4313 W Markham St
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: 1975

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Raymond K Molden, MD
4301 W Markham St # 589
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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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
Education
Medical School: Spartan Hlth Sci Univ, Vieux Fort, St Lucia
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert Meacham Jarvis, MD
(501) 686-5900
4301 W Markham St # 568
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: 2000

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Kristin Gannoe, MD
(501) 686-5803
4301 W Markham St # 589
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr.Richard Owings
(501) 228-7400
Ste 1050, 9601 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Hospital: Bridgeway, N Little Rock, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Christopher S Cargile, MD
(501) 686-5037
4301 West Markham Slot 783
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: 1994

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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
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1977

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Steven Clyde Buchanan, MD
(501) 614-7388
5520 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1970

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Virginia S Brewer, MD
(703) 356-3040
10001 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1962

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Bipolar Disorder the Cause and the Course

Disorders - Bipolar Disorder
Written by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals   

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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