Posts Tagged 'bipolar disorder'

Diet and Bipolar Disorder

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While every case of bipolar disorder is different, the best way to treat the condition tends to be a combination of treatment with a general psychiatrist, medication and natural behavioral remedies. Certain foods have been shown to play a role in helping people with bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, while other foods have been shown to hinder their progress.

If you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, adding these foods to your diet (or increasing them) may help you feel ...

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In Addition To Psychiatry and Medication, Lifestyle Changes Help Treat Bipolar Disorder

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Getting proper treatment for your bipolar disorder can significantly improve the quality of your life and allow you to have healthy, functioning relationships with others. The best functioning people treat their bipolar with a combination of therapy sessions, medication and lifestyle changes. Once you’ve found the right Dallas psychiatrist you trust to treat you, supplement it by doing the following to help you live your best life and minimize manic episodes:

  • Get adequate sleep. People with bipolar disorder are prone to sleep ...
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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

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People who live with bipolar disorder face many challenges, one of which is the temptation to use alcohol and drugs to self-medicate. It is estimated that 60% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder struggle with substance abuse. People who experience mixed states of rapid cycling have the highest rate of danger.

Substance abuse compounds the problems of people with bipolar disorder. Alcohol and drugs can interfere with prescribed medication, causing them to recover more slowly from mood swings, get fewer benefits ...

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College Students With Mental Illness More Likely To Drop Out

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According to a recent study from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a staggering 64% of college students with mental health issues will end up dropping out of school. The majority of these teens struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse and addiction. The students drop out because of pressure, lack of motivation, and poor grade point averages leading to a loss in financial aid.

There are many reasons these students don’t seek help, the ...

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MRIs Might Make Sense for Bipolar Patients

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Has your mental health therapist suggested that your mood shifts and behavioral issues might be due to bipolar disorder? There might be a way to confirm this diagnosis with a brain scan. Experts at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been able to distinguish between brain scans of people with and without bipolar using MRI imaging. The technique is accurate in more than seven out of ten cases.

This obviously isn’t perfect. However, bipolar is very often ...

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