NYC Psychiatrist for treatment of bipolar disorder ~ Dr. Dmitry Malkin
Bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) is a condition that affects your mood, which can swing from one extreme to another. If you have bipolar disorder, you can have periods or episodes of depression, during which you tend to feel very low and lethargic. You will also experience the counterpoint to these episodes with periods of mania, where you feel very high and overactive.
Symptoms of bipolar disorder depend on which mood you are experiencing. Unlike simple mood swings, each acute episode of bipolar disorder can last for several weeks (or even longer), and some people may not experience a normal mood very often at all.
Dr. Malkin has many years of experience treating bipolar disorders with both pharmacology, psychotherapy, and behavioral therapy.
Bipolar Disorder is a diverse illness with widespread consequences:
|Symptoms of mania or a manic episode
|Symptoms of depression or a depressive episode include:|
• A long period of feeling "high," or an overly happy or outgoing mood.
• Extreme irritability
• An overly long period of feeling sad.
• Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, including sex.
The high and low phases of bipolar disorder are often so extreme that they interfere with everyday life. Dr. Malkin will talk with you about several options for treating a bipolar disorder that can make a difference and help you live life as normally as possible. Bipolar disorder need not be the dominant characteristic of your life; it can be a managed illness, with controlled symptoms.
Whatever your circumstances or needs, Dr. Malkin is the experienced professional who can guide you through an effective treatment.