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Bipolar Disorder Health Center

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Before you begin treating bipolar disorder with natural dietary supplements or an alternative remedy, it’s important to do your homework and know what you’re putting into your body. Some alternative remedies or dietary supplements can cause an herb/drug interaction, which can be quite serious.

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With the rise in healthcare costs, you may be considering alternative medicine and dietary supplements to treat bipolar disorder. Before you take either, it's important to do your homework and know what you're putting into your body. In addition, always discuss any alternative remedy or dietary supplement with your doctor.


You know how important it is to self-manage mood swings with bipolar medications and healthy lifestyle habits. But did you also know that certain foods and dietary supplements may play a role in helping -- or hindering -- the condition?


Studies show that regular exercise can help improve mood whether or not you have bipolar disorder. And, a good meal plan can help you feel better and give you the nutrients you need.


The mood swings of bipolar disorder can be profoundly destructive. Depression can make you isolate yourself from friends and loved ones; and in manic periods, you be may be reckless and volatile.

Sleep with bipolar disorder can be difficult. Learn ways to get more rest when you have bipolar disorder.

Your relationships with friends and family are crucial to staying healthy with bipolar disorder. You need to keep the lines of communication open.

Navigating any romantic relationship -- whether it's dating or marriage -- can be a tricky endeavor. Add bipolar disorder, with its roller-coaster ride of emotions into the mix, and relationships become even more challenging.

It’s not surprising that work can bring special challenges for people with bipolar disorder. The stress and unpredictable challenges in the workplace can take a big toll.

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