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About Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Brett Plyler

  Important Note
:  This site is not a   substitute for routine or urgent care.  Read "Please Understand" below if you're new here. .

Many of the questions individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder (Manic Depressive Illness) ask can only be answered by a qualified psychiatrist.

Bipolar World is very fortunate to have Dr. Brett Plyler at our website starting in January to respond to one reader's question per week.
 Visit Dr. Plyler's web site  "Here"  to learn more about him.

Before sending a question to Dr. Plyler please review the questions that have  already been responded to  to see if your question has already been answered.  Be as brief and concise as possible in your questions.  Then watch for his replies.  Be patient! 

Thank You Dr. Plyler from all of us at Bipolar World.


Archive of Questions and Answers by Topic

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Archive of Q & A's by Dr. Ivan

 Another Ask the Doctor Archive
recommended by Dr. Phelps

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Please Understand:
Due to time restraints and the volume of mail received Dr. Plyler is not able to respond to every question.  This site is intended solely for informational purposes and is not a substitute for routine or urgent medical evaluation, treatment or consultation.  Individuals with medical or personal problems are requested to seek advice from  their own physician or mental health professional.  Dr. Plyler's responses should not be construed as medical opinions aimed at establishing a diagnosis or course of treatment.  Individuals who are being treated should not construe information here as replacing or superseding recommendations of their own clinician.  Information found here may serve as a topic of discussion between patients and their individual clinicians.  Clinicians should appreciate that suggestions made here, without benefit of direct assessment, are not intended as direct consultative recommendations.  Questions may be edited for space and clarity. 



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