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Alternative Bipolar Medicines Bipolar is considered as a serious disorder that can significantly have an effect on a person and his family. There are a lot of definitions of this illness. One definition states that an individual with bipolar disorder experiences extreme elations that alternates with deep depression. Bipolar disorder is also called manic depression. Generally, it is characterized by depressive episodes and accompanied by a manic episode. To put it simply, bipolar disorder affects feelings, ideas, conduct, and perceptions. Specialists say that it is caused by the chemical and electrical elements discovered within the brain that are not functioning properly. Some say that it runs in the family, so families having a history of bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses are more prone to having the disorder. There are certain medications given for bipolar patients, and not all of them are quite comfortable in taking daily doses of different medications. Most of them are interested to secure supplemental or alternative therapies rather than taking prescription medications. Omega 3 There are many researches showing that omega three present in fish oils and in certain fishes are excellent for bipolar sufferers, as well as those having mental illnesses. There was a significant research completed in 30 bipolar sufferers for four months. It was a placebo- controlled and double- blind study. It aims to compare omega three's efficacy versus olive oil or placebo for the treatment of bipolar disorder. According to researchers, bipolar disorder is a neuropsychiatic illness that has a high mortality and morbidity. In their preliminary study, it was proven that omega three performed better and resulted to longer remissions based on the four scales of symptom-severity. Further studies are nonetheless underway, and researchers are hoping that they will come up with new classes of psychotropic compounds that can be used as mood stabilizers. Herbal Most individuals resolve to the usage of herbal supplements as an alternative of taking prescribed drug medications. However not all herbs are good for the treatment of bipolar disorder. In fact, there are particular herbs that can worsen the condition of a bipolar patient. Some herbal supplements actually have a harmful reaction when used together with certain drugs. Consult your physician first before taking any herbal treatment together with other drugs. Nutrition and Your Diet You need to regulate your diet, and this means checking your meal menus everyday. The nutrients which the body receives are very important. Holistic physicians use b-complex, magnesium, and thiamin for episodes of depression. Pastoral Counseling If you're affected by bipolar disorder, you can even speak to your pastor, priest, or rabbi instead of talking to therapists. The religious community could also be of great help throughout these times. In actual fact, the community is now recognizing the position of spirituality and prayers. In can even be included in psychotherapies and medication. Art Therapies If you're always staying at home, then perhaps you may wish to be a part of expressive therapies. Through the arts, you can express freely your emotions and do so with out inhibitions. You may enroll in a drawing class, sculpting, painting, and plenty of others. Find an acceptable therapist in your locality who specializes in art therapies or expressive therapies. If you want movement, enroll in a dance therapy. Let your feet fly and your spirit soar while incorporating your physical, cognitive, and emotional facets to the dance. Soothing music can make a person relax. So why not enrols in sound or music therapy? Your body chemicals could be stimulated to enhance blood pressure and circulation,breathing, pulse rate, and adjustments in posture. Conventional Drugs Conventional medicines or the culturally based ones like shiatsu, reiki, acupuncture, yoga, Ayurveda, talking circles, and sweat lodge are only typical examples. All these therapeutic arts are primarily based on balancing the states of the physical, spiritual, and emotional for the wellness of an individual. If the forces in your body are imbalanced, you will likely get an illness. If all this stuff are combined: omega 3, natural, right diet, pastoral counseling, art therapies, and conventional healing arts, maybe the forces of the body can be balanced and a bipolar affected person can be treated effectively. But keep in mind to seek the advice of your doctor for any problems that you may encounter, and dont simply stop your prescribed medication if you have one. Continue using it, and ask your doctor if you can also use different alternative medication. a bipolar Workbook is a tool for controlling mood swing successfully
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