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Bipolar Disorder Treatment options available – by John O’Reardon MD

Now that we know something about the illness and how it presents let’s move on to treatment. The treatment of bipolar I and II disorder is essentially the same. The goal of treatment in both disorders is to stabilize mood, treat hypomania or mania, treat depression and for the long run prevent relapses back into […]

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John O’Reardon MD talk about Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder

Back to hypomania. It is quite unfortunate that many patients with bipolar disorder wait for many years fruitlessly seeing psychiatrists until the correct diagnosis is made. According to data collected by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) (www.dbsalliance.org)about 60% of patients ultimately diagnosed with bipolar disorder had the illness for at least 5 years […]

john o reardon md, new jersey, psychiatrist

Psychiatrist John O’Reardon discusses the basics of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a common mood disorder which is characterized by extremes of mood from depression to mania. It effects about 3% of the population and in its more severe form is equally common in men and women. It is distinct from major depression. The latter is characterized by bouts of severe depression. In contrast […]