Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder, The: New Revised Edition
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More than three million people in the United States suffer from bipolar disorder, a mental illness that is now classified as one of the ten leading causes of disability in the US and the world. While psychiatric drugs may control bipolar disorder, they do not offer any lasting cure and carry the risk of lasting side effects. The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder offers an alternative: innovative, natural, non-drug based approaches that treat the underlying imbalances and restore a healthy mind.
Medical journalist Stephanie Marohn identifies the key contributing factors and triggers for mood disorder and profiles a wide range of natural medicine therapies that can truly restore health: biochemical therapy, applied psychoneurobiology, biological medicine, nutritional therapy, cranial osteopathy, allergy elimination, homeopathy, amino acid/nutritional therapy, and more. This fully revised edition offers the latest statistics, research, and interviews with physicians and other healing professionals who are leaders in the field. Each approach is illustrated with case studies and includes resources for additional information.
This is an accessible approach to bipolar disorder, full of helpful information and anecdotes that will be a valuable resource for those who suffer from this disorder as well as their family and friends.
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this person, and the other side of the brain is behaving like that person. You get confused. It's a setup for bipolar development.” In some people, the mania and depression metaphorically reflect what happened in previous generations, Dr. Klinghardt observes. In Frederick's case, he was identified with his father at both poles of his disorder. When depressed, he withdrew from life and pushed people away, including his family. In the manic state, he might be charming and gregarious, but the mania
important to know that “people with bipolar tendencies can have negative as well as positive reactions to these amino acids,” Ross states. The reactions subside, however, when the person stops taking the supplement. Tryptophan has been the amino acid most often indicated for Ross's bipolar clients. With supplementation, she has seen “dramatic improvement in mood”; a reduction in depression, irritability, and anxiety; increased energy; and the amelioration of sleep problems. For most people,
from the fact that they are “called by beings from the other world to cooperate with them in doing healing work.” Ritual allows them to move out of the distress and accept that calling. Another ritual need relates to initiation. In indigenous cultures all over the world, young people are initiated into adulthood when they reach a certain age. The lack of such initiation in the West is part of the crisis that people are in here, says Dr. Somé. He urges communities to bring together “the creative
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