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Which foods should you avoid if you have bipolar disorder?

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Don't overdo the caffeine -- it can affect your sleep and cause nervousness, heart palpitations, and headaches, worsen high blood pressure, or irritate your stomach or esophagus. It's also important to avoid high-fat meals with some bipolar medications. Talk to your doctor about your medications and necessary dietary changes.

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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