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Can alternative therapies help bipolar disorder?

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There’s no proof that alternative therapies help with bipolar disorder. If you're interested in trying one, talk to your doctor. There’s no harm in trying things like massage or meditation, which don't have any risks.

But be careful with other remedies, such as herbs or supplements. Some can keep the medications you take from working well. Never start taking anything without asking your doctor about it first.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth edition, Text Revision. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

The Nations Voice on Mental Illness.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

American Psychiatric Association.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, 2002.

Muller-Oerlinghausen, B. Jan. 19, 2002. Lancet,

Kaufman, K. , June, 2003. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

Compton, M. , ACP Medicine. Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 06, 2018

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth edition, Text Revision. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

The Nations Voice on Mental Illness.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

American Psychiatric Association.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, 2002.

Muller-Oerlinghausen, B. Jan. 19, 2002. Lancet,

Kaufman, K. , June, 2003. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

Compton, M. , ACP Medicine. Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 06, 2018

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