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What are some general diet recommendations for bipolar disorder?

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Some general dietary recommendations for bipolar disorder include:

  • Only moderate amounts of caffeine
  • Avoiding high-fat meals
  • Watching your salt if you have high blood pressure but not skimping on salt if you're taking lithium
  • Stay away from foods that may affect your specific bipolar medication, if any

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Depression and Other Illnesses."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Depression and Other Illnesses."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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