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Can i manage my bipolar disorder without medication?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: WIth difficulty

There are things you can do in your lifestyle to mitigate the severity of manic and depressive episodes -- including consistent sleep, regular exercise, and good nutrition with at least 2-3 grams of fish oil (1-2g/day of epa) per day.
However, you will most likely do better overall with a mood stabilizing medication taken daily.

In brief: WIth difficulty

There are things you can do in your lifestyle to mitigate the severity of manic and depressive episodes -- including consistent sleep, regular exercise, and good nutrition with at least 2-3 grams of fish oil (1-2g/day of epa) per day.
However, you will most likely do better overall with a mood stabilizing medication taken daily.
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