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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
Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, from mania to depression. Symptoms of mania include markedly elevated mood and energy, reduced sleep and a reduced need for sleep, racing thoughts, and grandiose ideas. When mood changes are severe, psychotic ideation may be present. Symptoms of depression can include low energy, feeling sad, feelings of guilt and hopelessness that are out of proportion to the patient's actual situation, low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and suicidal ideation. Sleep may be increased, and concentration may be impaired. Some manic patients may be extremely irritable rather than euphoric. Less severe but clearly abnormal mood ...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 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
Worsen sxs: The two worst decisions you cam make if you have bipolar spectrum disorder are: 1. Not to take prescribed psychotropic medications & 2. To use illicit drugs. Illicit drugs usually markedly decrease effectiveness of other treatments and leads to deterioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mood stabilizer: Mood stabilizers are commonly used for treatment of bipolar disorder - i.E depakote, lithium, tegretol, Trileptal and lamictal. Antipsychotic medications are also used to stabilize one's mood - i.e. Abilify, zyprexa, seroquel, Risperdal and latuda (lurasidone). In some cases patients need both a mood stabilizer and an antipsychotic to stabilize their symptoms. ...Read more
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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