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Paul Edward Wylie, MD
(501) 661-9191
500 S University Ave Ste 508
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Arkansas Heart Hosp, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Center For Sleep Med

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Richard Alan Owings, MD
(501) 228-7400
9601 Lile Dr Ste 1050
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Bridgeway, N Little Rock, Ar; Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Psychiatric Associates Of AR

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

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Charles Christopher Gist, MD
(501) 663-2500
500 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Charles Lee Lewis, MD
(501) 225-0576
1301 Wilson Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1990

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Richard H Sundermann Jr, MD
(501) 225-2472
10 Brookfield Cv
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979

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Wanda Jean Ward Stephens, MD
(501) 663-4673
600 S McKinley St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1958

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

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Dr.Richard Owings
(501) 228-7400
Ste 1050, 9601 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Bridgeway, N Little Rock, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.7, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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

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Bipolar Disorder - Treatments

Disorders - Bipolar Disorder
Written by National Institute of Mental Health   

How Is Bipolar Disorder Treated?

Most people with bipolar disorder — even those with the most severe forms — can achieve substantial stabilization of their mood swings and related symptoms with proper treatment.11,12,13 Because bipolar disorder is a recurrent illness, long-term preventive treatment is strongly recommended and almost always indicated. A strategy that combines medication and psychosocial treatment is optimal for managing the disorder over time.

In most cases, bipolar disorder is much better controlled if treatment is continuous than if it is on and off. But even when there are no breaks in treatment, mood changes can occur and should be reported immediately to your doctor. The doctor may be able to prevent a full-blown episode by making adjustments to the treatment plan. Working closely with the doctor and communicating openly about treatment concerns and options can make a difference in treatment effectiveness.

In addition, keeping a chart of daily mood symptoms, treatments, sleep patterns, and life events may help people with bipolar disorder and their families to better understand the illness. This chart also can help the doctor track and treat the illness most effectively.

Medications

Medications for bipolar disorder are prescribed by psychiatrists — medical doctors (M.D.) with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. While primary care physicians who do not specialize in psychiatry also may prescribe these medications, it is recommended that people with bipolar disorder see a psychiatrist for treatment.

Medications known as "mood stabilizers" usually are prescribed to help control bipolar disorder.11 Several different types of mood stabilizers are available. In general, people with bipolar disorder continue treatment with mood stabilizers for extended periods of time (years). Other medications are added when necessary, typically for shorter periods, to treat episodes of mania or depression that break through despite the mood stabilizer.

  • Lithium, the first mood-stabilizing medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of mania, is often very effective in controlling mania and preventing the recurrence of both manic and depressive episodes.
  • Anticonvulsant medications, such as valproate (Depakote®) or carbamazepine (Tegretol®), also can have mood-stabilizing effects and may be especially useful for difficult-to-treat bipolar episodes. Valproate was FDA-approved in 1995 for treatment of mania.
  • Newer anticonvulsant medications, including lamotrigine (Lamictal®), gabapentin (Neurontin®), and topiramate (Topamax®), are being studied to determine how well they work in stabilizing mood cycles.
  • Anticonvulsant medications may be combined with lithium, or with each other, for maximum effect.
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