Introduction to Bipolar Disorder
When a person has bipolar disorder, this usually means that they tend to have very extreme mood swings. In between the extreme moods, they are usually in a regular mood, however, these moments of wild behavior and grave depressions can be very difficult to control and they can significantly affect a person’s social and personal life.
When people are experiencing their manic episodes, they well extreme amounts of energy that they might not be able to control, but they believe that they are unstoppable at that moment. In this period, people often make unwise decisions in their lives, which can lead to crime, lewd sexual behavior or even losing a lot of money on impulsive decision.
When they are depressed they often begin to take drugs in order to numb themselves and addiction is very common in bipolar people because of this.
It is a very severe disorder and its exact causes are not known yet.
Many people believe that bipolar disorder is the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain, more specifically the neurotransmitters.
It has also been shown that the disorder can be inherited.
Drug abuse, stress and tension can also lead to bipolar disorder as well.
There are some natural remedies that can help a person deal with bipolar disorder and control manic depression.
There are herbs that are soothing and beneficial, for instance, lavender. This herb can help to calm a person’s nerves and decrease emotional triggers. The herb can also bring balance to the neurotransmitters in the brain.
Another safe herb to use is ayurveda, as well as tarantula and hyoscyamus, which can all help to control manic episodes.
When trying to control this disorder, it is very important for a person to take care of what he or she eats and drinks.
The diet is very important for controlling the disorder naturally.
The person is advised to eat a large amount of fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as eggs, buts, legumes, whole grains and low-fat dairy products.
It is also a good idea to eat fish, because the Omega-3 acids will help to control the depression, however, the acids cannot help to control the manic episodes.
It is very important to stay away from drinks that contain caffeine and can disrupt sleeping patterns.
Also, people who have this disorder need to stay away from foods that are high in fat and sugar, and need to avoid red meat, and of course, alcohol.