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Are there any energy medicine techniques that help with bipolar disorder?

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 more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

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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Which neurotransmitter is responsible for the high, excess energy of bipolar disorder?

Which neurotransmitter is responsible for the high, excess energy of bipolar disorder?

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 more

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Can energy drinks calm people with add and bipolar disorder?

ADD maybe bipolar no: Caffeine is a stimulant that can have similar effect as add meds but this will potentially make bipolar sx worse. ...Read more

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Where will the energy come from when a person that suffers from bipolar disorder is having a manic episode?

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 more

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My brother has bipolar disorder. What are the modern techniques to cope with this?

My brother has bipolar disorder. What are the modern techniques to cope with this?

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

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How do drugs affect someone with cyclothymia or bipolar disorder?

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 more

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Which medicines are used to treat bipolar disorder?

Which medicines are used to treat bipolar disorder?

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 more

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Can you please list strong drugs that people with bipolar disorder take ?

Can you please list strong drugs that people with bipolar disorder take ?

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

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What are the ways that certain recreational drugs affect those with bipolar disorder?

What are the ways that certain recreational drugs affect those with bipolar disorder?

Worsens symptoms: Don't know which recreational drugs you are referring to. However, the response is usually pretty universal in that it causes deterioration emotionally. ...Read more

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I need to find dr who understands the correlation between bipolar disorder and drugs?

I need to find dr who understands the correlation between bipolar disorder and drugs?

That's a shame: You need to try and find either a board certified addiction psychiatrist or a board certified psychiatrist who is also board certified in addictionology (like me). I think that drugs of abuse most certainly makes bipolar d/o worse and those with bipolar d/o suffer from a greater risk of substance abuse and dependency. I treat both at the same time in my clinic. You should be able to find someone. ...Read more

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What is the usual combination of drugs that someone diagnosed with bipolar disorder ends up needing to remain stable?

Not One Combination: There really isn't one "usual" combination. In my experience there are some indicators that can guide selecting medications based on the nature of your cycles (how do you go from energized to depressed, which direction is the switch faster, etcetera), but there is also quite a lot of variability in responses. ...Read more

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Help please! is bipolar disorder caused by drug abuse?

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

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Could you develop bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia by doing drugs?

Could you develop bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia by doing drugs?

If there is a: Predisposition - it could be triggered by use of mood altering drugs. ...Read more

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Not looking for controlled substances - travel a lot so need tele - psychiatrist for bipolar disorder. Taking 10 drugs. Can go once or twice/year to chi, milwaukee, madison. How to locate suitable dr?

Not looking for controlled substances - travel a lot so need tele - psychiatrist for bipolar disorder. Taking 10 drugs. Can go once or twice/year to chi, milwaukee, madison. How to locate suitable dr?

Friends are best: See if you have any friends or family that recommend a mental health provider. Just be sure that the new provider you seek is within your insurance network. Other great sources are your pcp or your exiting mental health provider. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for bipolar disorder?

I'm sorry,: But i know of no "natural" mood stabilizers other than lithium, which is a salt listed on the periodic chart of the elements. It is only available by prescription because even natural things can kill you. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder. I am taking hydroxizine 50mg as needed. It is good, but i need a more effective drug for anxiety?

Anxiety and Bipolar: I am wondering what mood stabilizer you're taking for your bipolar disorder, because none is listed in your medications. I see you're taking wellbutrin, (bupropion) which in itself causes anxiety in some people and could expose you to the risk of hypomania or mania. Please talk with your psychiatrist about this -- you may be leaving out some of your medications, or they may need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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For how long 1 has to take medicine for recurring bipolar disorder(mania) valence od500mg valium10mg serenace 25mg, is it completely curable?

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 more

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My doctor has prescribed me Isotroin 20. But I have a history of Bipolar disorder l. So, is this medicine safe for me?

My doctor has prescribed me Isotroin 20. But I have a history of Bipolar disorder l. So, is this medicine safe for me?

Just work closely: It's good that you know to be careful about side effects and interactions. This should be no worse a risk for you than others but it is more important to advise your Dr(s) of ALL other meds you take and to ALL watch closely for possible side effects. There may be none - but if there are - you'll catch it in time to be okay. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more