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how to get help for symtoms of bipolar?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Natural Rx: There are no definitive lab tests or other studies to confirm this diagnosis. However, if you are experiencing extreme shifts in mood, energy & levels of activity it's a good idea to treat these symptoms. I suggest natural interventions to avoid the possibility of serious side effects associated with the psychiatric drugs. Supportive lifestyle counseling from a professional you trust can help.
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
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Dr. Harold Mandel
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It's important to use your cognitive abilities to help you avoid excesses. Think about the consequences of over-spending & risky sex & try to avoid these. And of course never consider credit card fraud or writing bad bank checks. If you are ever in trouble financially please ask family members, friends and/or a social worker you trust for advice.
Apr 7, 2019
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
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A well balanced diet with a lot of fruit & veggies, chicken & fish is important. Omega-3 in fish is particularly helpful for mood. A daily vitamin & mineral supplement should also help. Avoid processed food & too much sugar. And try to get about 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily. Spending time outside in the sunshine is also a good idea.
Apr 7, 2019
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
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It's importanf to get adequate sleep to help stabilize your moods. Avoid alcohol & coffee. Don't eat large meals late in the evening. Set a regular sleep time in a quite room & avoid smartphones & computers when trying to sleep. Soft music & meditation may help. Lavender, rose & vanlila aromatherapy may also help,
Apr 7, 2019

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