Patrice Burgess MD FAAFP


Mania is a persistently elevated, irritable, or elated mood. Mania occurs in some mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. It also can result from diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, or develop as a side effect of some medicines, such as steroids or antidepressants. Other characteristics of mania include: Inflated…

Bipolar Disorder: Preventing Manic Episodes

The more you know about bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to cope with this lifelong illness. There are many steps that you can take—or help a loved one take—to recognize and better manage manic episodes. Learn the warning signs of a manic episode, and get early treatment to avoid disruption in your life. At…

Importance of Personal Relationships for Lowering Stress

Developing and nurturing your personal relationships can help you lower your stress level. The following suggestions can benefit both your relationships and your mental health: Visit with friends and family. Take time to make a phone call, send an email, or write a quick note. Make “date” time with your spouse, even…

Periungual wart

Periungual warts are found under and around the toenails and fingernails. They look like rough bumps with an uneven surface and border.

Plantar wart

Plantar warts occur on the soles of the feet. They look like hard, thick patches of skin with dark specks. Multiple plantar warts can form in a large, flat cluster known as a “mosaic wart.”