Friday, August 31, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: bipolar, bipolar disorder, brain health, choline, food is medicine, manic-depression, mental health, mind body science, natural remedies, nutrients, nutrition, phosphatiodylcholine, supplements, Vitamin B (Natural News) Antipsychotic medications have a lot of very serious drawbacks, yet many bipolar disorder sufferers continue to take them because they feel they have no choice. All that could be about to change, however, as research shows that there could be a very safe alternative in the form of vitamin B supplements. It is one naturally-occurring B vitamin in particular that is responsible for this benefit. Choline is needed by the body to biosynthesize the neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine; low levels of acetylcholine are believed to be behind some cases of mania. The brain needs choline for processes that are related to learning, mental alertness, and memory. There have been case reports that point to choline’s … [Read more...] about Research finds that supplementing with B vitamins can help treat bipolar disorder
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bipolar disorder symptoms. In the U.S., it is estimated that 2.8% of adolescents and adults, or 5 million people, suffer from bipolar disorder. The disorder is categorized into three subtypes, including bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder. A person with bipolar disorder will have difficulty managing everyday tasks at work or school. For instance, some people may have performance issues, or they may spontaneously quit their job. Youths may skip or drop out of school. Many bipolar disorder sufferers also have a problem holding onto relationships, communicating with others, and taking care of their bodies. Bipolar disorder can be controlled throughout a person’s life. Read on to see what you can do to manage bipolar disorder, which includes lifestyle changes; psychotherapy; light therapy; and a number of natural supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, choline, ashwagandha, and more. In This Article: Lifestyle Changes for Bipolar Disorder Additional Natural Treatments for … [Read more...] about Natural Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
Clinical depression can be categorized in a variety of forms, including major depression, bipolar depression, and postpartum depression in new mothers. The diet is thought to play a major role in the prevention and treatment of all forms of depression. The brain is rich in fatty acids and therefore requires a consistent intake of omega-3 fatty acids, which have a big impact on a person’s mood and emotions. Research demonstrates that an imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 is associated with depression symptoms. In this article, you will learn what studies say about omega-3 and depression, as well as the benefits of omega-3 for the various types of depression such as postpartum depression, major depression, childhood depression, and bipolar depression. We will also look at how much omega-3 is needed for treating depression, according to studies, and what foods rich in omega-3 could help stabilize your mood. In this article: Omega-3 and Depression: What Do Studies Say? Benefits … [Read more...] about How Effective Is Omega-3 for Depression?
Depression is a serious medical condition that can even run in the family—it sure does in mine. Seven years ago, my mother was diagnosed with manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder. For so many years she was undiagnosed. My brother would constantly fall into depressive ruts where he would trap himself in his room for days—he was never diagnosed. Even I have experienced depression. In high school and throughout college, I was depressed, but I never said a word. I mean, who would understand, right? At least that’s what I thought. Many people have a problem acknowledging depression. They feel like they are admitting defeat, or declaring that something is wrong with them. It couldn’t be further from the truth. One of the keys to overcoming depression is being open about it—yet many people suffer in silence for years. From personal experience, just having someone who is non-judgmental to open up to makes a huge difference. Depression Affects Many … [Read more...] about 14 Homeopathic Remedies for Depression
Credit: iStock.com/Moussa81 These days, the opioid epidemic is making national headlines for good reason: opioids lead to addiction and death at a remarkable rate. But it wasn’t long ago that healthcare professionals were worried about the overprescription of antidepressants. The country seemingly caught in a depression epidemic, the number of Americans given antidepressants to treat the condition increased by 65% between 1999 and 2014. About 1 in 8 Americans report taking an antidepressant at some point. And it’s still unclear if they are effective. Has the shift in conversation about opioid addiction overshadowed concerns about the overprescription and efficacy of antidepressants? “Few drugs are as dangerous as opioids,” is what the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, David Kessler, told The New Yorker in a recent interview. Indeed, the opioid epidemic seems to directly correlate to a huge marketing push by pharmaceutical companies … [Read more...] about How the Opioid Epidemic and Depression Epidemic Have Gripped America