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Treat Bipolar Disorder Naturally

written by: MandaSpring • edited by: Paul Arnold • updated: 7/14/2009

Bipolar disorder is gaining a lot of attention. It seems that it is a more common problem in today’s world than it used to be. If you are a sufferer or know a sufferer you can benefits from learning about natural remedies for bipolar disorder.

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    What is Bipolar Disorder?

    Bipolar disorder is a complex mental problem. It is generally not something that is easily assessed. The intricate behavioral process and symptoms can lead to a determination as to what type of bipolar disorder a person suffers from and why. The good news is that prescription drugs and mood elevators are not the only choice to treating this condition. There are all natural remedies for bipolar disorder.

    The term bipolar refers to an extreme shift or change in a person’s mood and perception that sways from one side of the polar spectrum to the other. The polar spectrum is a scale of sorts, happy on one side and angry on the other. Now a whole lot of emotions are inside this scale from sad to fearful to irritated, etc.

    The rapid achievement of emotions is what qualifies a person as a bipolar individual. The specific emotions expressed and the severity of the change then categorizes which class of bipolar a person belongs to. Extreme cases can lead to psychotic episodes. This is why it is important to seek treatment immediately and not to merely cover or mask the problem but to really fix it. This is one reason that natural remedies for bipolar disorder are often sought.

    So, what causes bipolar disorder? Well, genetics have been known to play a significant role. Chemicals in the brain are also a contributing factor along with environmental elements. Depression is a major symptom and because of the fact that this condition can be difficult to diagnose many are simply misdiagnosed with mild or major depression.

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    Natural Remedies for Bipolar Disorder

    There are many herbs that can help to stabilize the imbalances in the brain. When this occurs, the brain can function properly and the erratic behavior is reduced or eliminated. These natural remedies for bipolar disorder are very common and have been used for centuries for people who suffer from emotional disorders, such as depression, with great success.

    • St. John’s Wort

    • Ginseng

    • Gingko Biloba

    • Gotu Kola

    • Damiana

    • SAM-e

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    Conclusion

    When taking natural remedies for bipolar disorder it is crucial to also stabilize your nutrition. The nutritional aspect is vital to the proper function of the brain. Your food consumption should consist of fish. The fish oil helps your brain and your heart. If you are not getting enough fish oil and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids then a supplement can help. Hormones can also play a role in bipolar disorders so make sure that if you have been diagnosed with hormonal issues you take some herbs to regulate them. This can significantly reduce symptoms and episodes of this manic issue.

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