Homoeopathic medicines are safe and thoroughly effective for treating the case of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness causing extremes of shifts in mood.
That is also known as bipolar disease or maniac depression which causes unusual shifts in the mood, energy, activity level, concentration, and the ability to carry out daily tasks.
The exact cause is unknown but there are several factors which may be involved such as
- Genetics: bipolar disorder is more common in people who have a first degree relative with the same condition.
- Biological factors:
people with bipolar disorder may have certain physical changes in their brain. Significance of this kind of change is still uncertain but it is considered to be one of the pinpoint causes.
- Risk factors:
- Abuse of drugs and alcohol
- Any serious/traumatic event e.g. death of loved one
- Positive family history
There are three main symptoms which happen in case of bipolar disorder:
Mania, hypomania and depression.
while experiencing mania, patient with bipolar disorder may feel an emotional high/extreme.
They can feel excited, exhilarated, impulsive, euphoric, and full with energy.
Common features in mania include:
- Feeling unusually high and optimistic or extremely irritable
- Unrealistic, imaginary beliefs about one’s potential or abilities
- Sleeping for short duration, but feeling extremely energetic
- Jumping quickly from one to another idea
- Highly distractible, unable to focus/concentrate
- Impaired judgment
- Reckless actions without thinking about the consequences
- Delusions and hallucinations in severe cases
It is mostly associated with bipolar 2 disorder.
- Patient may feel euphoric, energetic.
But, he will be able to carry on with daily routine and tasks, without losing touch with reality.
- However, hypomania can result in bad decisions which eventually harm your relationships, career and reputation.
- Hypomania often escalates to a fully fledged mania or it is followed by a major depressive episode.
Common clinical features of bipolar depression include:
- Lack of energy and lethargy
- Physical and mental sluggishness
- Changes in the appetite
- Changes in the weight
- Sleep related problems
- Concentration issues
- Hopelessness , emptiness
- Inability to experience pleasure
- Feeling of worthlessness
- Feeling of guilt
- Suicidal thoughts
There are 3 types of bipolar disorder. All these types involve clear changes in mood, energy and activity levels.
- Bipolar 1 disorder:
It is defined by the appearance of at least one maniac episode.
Patient may experience hypomanic or major depressive episodes before and after the manic episode. In some cases, mania may trigger a break from reality which is often referred as psychosis.
- Bipolar 2 disorder:
Patient may experience one major depressive episode that lasts at least for two weeks. They may have at least one hypomanic episode that lasts for four days. Patient never experiences manic episode.
- Cyclothymic disorder:
Patient may experience episodes of hypomania and depression.
Symptoms are shorter and less in severity, compared to mania and depression caused in bipolar 1 and bipolar 2.
Patient with this condition only experience a month or two at a time when their moods are stable enough.
Homeopathic medicines embody a great potential in managing the case of BIPOLAR DISORDER in excellent way. And homeopathic medicines are administered to the patient after a complete process of case taking followed by case interpretation, case analysis and evaluation, on the basis of characteristic individuality and constitution.
Cannabis, opium, thuja, hypericum, belladonna, stramonium, veratrum , anacardium, hyoscyamus are well indicated homeopathic drugs for the management of the case of bipolar disorder. But, only a well selected remedy is administered after a systemic process of case taking by an experienced and skilled consultant homoeopath.
Concept of individualistic and holistic approach certainly makes homeopathy the best option for the patients with bipolar disorder. And these medicines bring out the permanent solution of the problem without causing any harm or side effects to the health of patient.
What DR Mankad says:
We believe in understanding the roots of the case and try to analyze the case from various dimensions just in order to find the correct medicine which not only covers patient’s chief complaints, but it covers the patient as a whole and we always feel to deliver complete and permanent healing to the patient through our genuine and ideal homeopathic remedies.
We always keep individuality at the base while working upon a case and we also acknowledge the patient and attendants about the role and efficacy of music therapy in case of bipolar disorder.
So, we equally consider the efficient role of diet, reiki healing , yoga, exercises ,and music therapy along with the appropriately administered homeopathic medicines.
And any kind of psychiatric disorders can be greatly treated with homeopathic medicines. What we always expect from the patient is patience and hope.
Continuity and consistency are important keys to receive complete healing. Incomplete treatment lands the patient nowhere and our one of the motives lies in making the patient aware about not choosing modern medicines which never delivers a complete cure.