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Are There Any Energy Medicine Techniques That Help With Bipolar Disorder
Yes, but...: The key to any problem is to find the causes. This includes all "mental" conditions. Energy medicine is poorly understood by most practitioners, and I am very cautious about receiving these types of therapies from most people. For the best information in this area, visit christine schenk's website and purchase a book or two. She also offers training and therapy sessions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the ...Read more
Multiple associated: With most mental health disorders a single cause is unlikely to explain mania. Multiple neurotransmitters are implicated (associated or correlated) including: glutamate, serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, but enzymes, nervous system processes & brain regions, the genes that regulate the creation of the above plus trauma, stress and coping are involved as well. Primary & psychiatric tx is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where will the energy come from when a person that suffers from bipolar disorder is having a manic episode?
Loss of Inhibition: When people have a manic episode they seem to shut down the inhibitory parts of the brain (the parts that recognize risk, that monitor for poor decisions) in the brain this switch from reflection to action without concern for the consequences results in an increase in activity, although the activity is often misdirected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar D/O Tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar treatment: With bipolar you are aiming for as close to "normal" as possible. When medications are balanced your brother's life will feel closer to "normal." psychotherapy will help him learn to cope with life stressors better, too. When the medications keep him balanced, he will function and take advantage of therapy better. The illness does not go away, but he can learn to manage it better. ...Read more
No: Drug abuse is bad. Abuse is by definition bad. But drug abuse cannot be blamed for everything. The symptoms that can lead to a person being diagnosed bipolar should be able to be distinguished from da. It may be difficult and they may co-exist, but they don't "cause" each other. Treatment is a good idea for either and certainly for both. Good luck! ...Read more
For how long 1 has to take medicine for recurring bipolar disorder(mania) valence od500mg valium10mg serenace 25mg, is it completely curable?
Med Regimen: Bipolar disorder may not be curable but there are excellent medications available to treat the condition. Regarding your medications, you and your doctor will need to work as a team to see how you respond to your medications. This will dictate when medications are titrated, started or stopped. Although the medications you take may change over time, it isn't advisable to stop use of all meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Do lamotrigine have weigh gain side effects? Can i get medicine without this side effects for bipolar disorder?
How to deal with bipolar disorder without medicines. I'm very afraid of the side effects but my doctor refused to treat me without medicines. I can't take any decision in my life.
Bipolar Disorder: The track record for non-pharmaceutical treatment of true bipolar disorder (except tms) is not good. Certainly psychotherapy has a place in this treatment, but not by itself. Mood stabilizing medications are needed to avoid mania & depression. Using these can allow you to feel more stable and able to make solid decisions in your life. Alternative treatments may help, but also not by themselves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Manic depressive disorder is also known as Bipolar disorder. Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
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