Bipolar Disorder

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:
Mood Changes
• A long period of feeling "high," or an overly happy or outgoing mood.
• Extreme irritability

Behavioral Changes
• Talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another, having racing thoughts
• Being easily distracted
• Increasing activities, such as taking on new projects
• Being overly restless and anxious
Sleeping little or not being tired
• Having an unrealistic belief in one's abilities
• Behaving impulsively and engaging in pleasurable, high-risk behaviors

Mood Changes
• An overly long period of feeling sad.
• Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, including sex.

Behavioral Changes
• Feeling tired or "slowed down."
• Having problems concentrating, remembering, and making decisions
• Being restless or irritable
• Changing eating, sleeping, or other habits
• Thinking of death or suicide, or attempting suicide.

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.

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