Bipolar (I) Disorder, once known as Manic Depression, involves one or more manic episodes and one or more depressive episodes. Manic episodes are periods of time with abnormally heightened energy levels, thoughts, and mood. During a manic episode, an individual may feel euphoric, get little or no sleep, experience pressured or racing thoughts and speech, and may engage in self-destructive or impulsive behavior. Severe manic episodes may also include psychotic-type symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions. Episodes of mania and depression may alternate rapidly, may be separated by periods of normal experience, or may occur simultaneously in a mixed episode. Based on the level of severity of episodes and duration/chronicity, individuals may be diagnosed with other variations of Bipolar Disorder that fall in this category including Bipolar (II) Disorder, and Cyclothymic Disorder.
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AEI NewsAnnouncement from Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D. Director of the Albert Ellis Institute
In accordance with the mission of the Albert Ellis Institute to promote emotional and behavioral health through research, practice and training of mental health professionals in the use of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) as a comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapy, the Institute is pleased to announce the next phase of expansion by the launch of two new treatment and research centers. For more information, please visit:
Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Center (EDTRC)
Center for the Treatment and Research of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders
Group PsychotherapyAnger Management Group
Wednesdays ● 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leaders: Ray DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Rosina Pzena, M.S. and Mark Schiffman, Psy.D.
For more information, or to schedule a screening, please call (212) 535-0822.