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I have anxiety-depression with bipolar tendencies. i am taking medication and following psychotherapy. how can i help myself in other ways?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active.

Answered Nov 20, 2017

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Dr. Joshua Ordway answered

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That's a great question! Exercise has been shown to improve mood as much as medicines. Adding exercise to your medicine could improve your mood. Also, decreasing any tobacco or alcohol use will improve your mood.

Answered Nov 20, 2017

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Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

It would be best to talk over with your Clinical Psychologist what your interests and strengths are to tailor a program of self-help for you. Also it would help to clarify what you mean by Bi-Polar tendencies. A Psychiatrist can help you with a correct diagnosis and medication.

Answered Jul 15, 2019

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