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

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Kenneth Gene Dowless, MD
(501) 686-3438
4313 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976

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George Richard Smith Jr, MD
(501) 614-2000
4301 W Markham St Ste 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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Hospital: U A M S Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Medical College Physicians Grp Univ Of Arkansas Med Sciences

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James Michael Shea, MD
(501) 686-9361
4400 Shuffield Dr
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1984

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Richard Alan Owings, MD
(501) 228-7400
9601 Lile Dr Ste 1050
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: 1984
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Hospital: Bridgeway, N Little Rock, Ar; Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Psychiatric Associates Of AR

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Dr.DUONG NGUYEN
(501) 228-7400
9601 Lile Dr # 1050
Little Rock, AR
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
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Psychiatrist
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Robert P Forrest, MD
(501) 686-5803
4301 W Markham St # 589
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Jim G Aukstuolis, MD
(501) 225-4312
5520 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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John James Spollen, MD
(501) 257-3160
455 Midland St
Little Rock, AR
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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