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Zaigham Hussain Ansari, MD
(203) 866-6053
7 Post Office Rd Ste E
Waldorf, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Punjab Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1987

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Peter Stephen Mendelis, MD
11315 Pembrooke Sq
Waldorf, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Cheryl Jaworski
(301) 843-0968
2670 Crain Hwy # 501
Waldorf, MD
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Donald Harry Taylor, DO
1120 Overlook Dr
Accokeek, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1981

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Aida Santillan Baens, MD
Fort Washington, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1971

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Tanya Nayyirah Alim, MD
(202) 806-7607
8805 Marble Arch Ct
White Plains, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1985

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Arlene Angela Paden, MD
(301) 843-7700
2670 Crain Hwy
Waldorf, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1985

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Cheryl Hamilton Jaworski, MD
(301) 843-7700
2670 Crain Hwy
Waldorf, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1982

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Rama R Prayaga, MD
6100 Radio Station Road
La Plata, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Linnie A Delmonte, MD
(301) 567-4894
604 River Bend Rd
Ft Washington, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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