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D.G.

Even though episodes of mania and depression naturally come and go, it is important to understand the mental disorders, including bipolar, is a long-term illness. Bipolar currently has no cure. Staying on treatment even during “well times” can help keep the disease under control and reduce the relapses, horrific pain: when the abnormal discharges in the brain cause severe panic and pain causing patients to want relief with suicide. This insidious illness necessitates Dr. Pat to be vigilant. She sets patient standards with continuous alterations as needed, especially when intolerable pain surfaces. Her availability prevents the dreaded nightmares that could arise from facing isolation ever again. Her voice provides a constant vigilance, so that her patient calms down and no longer wants to self-hurt.

I was completely out of control with chronic mental illness. Various hospitalizations, drug abuse, severe pain, drinking – in addition to all the other symptoms. I became increasingly cautious when it came to selecting a psychiatrist. I agreed to take several medications relating to my past issues. It’s very important to see a doctor with someone to help with “your story”. This appt is a “crisis center for your future wellness.” Dr. Pat worked.

D. G.