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Jeffrey Scott Simon, MD
(262) 355-2273
27 E Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kelly Lynn Dunn, MD
(321) 724-0554
1696 W Hibiscus Blvd Ste A
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1989

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Thanesseri S Baskaran, MD
(321) 634-6264
400 E Sheridan Rd
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Circles Of Care, Melbourne, Fl

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James Austin Miller Jr, MD
(321) 727-3833
1101 W Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Healthsouth Sea Pines Rehab, Melbourne, Fl
Group Practice: Psychiatric Partners

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Ibis Dalia Sigas, MD
PO Box 410285
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1966

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Gary Stephen Mosher, MD
(321) 722-5200
400 E Sheridan Rd
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1983

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Emilio M Roig, MD
(321) 242-9100
PO Box 410005
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1984

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Armand Braun, MD
(321) 727-3833
1101 W Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1982

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Maria Lisa Uy, MD
400 E Sheridan Rd
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1993

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Abdol-Amir Mirsajadi, MD
(321) 722-5200
400 E Sheridan Rd
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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