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the doctors say i have bipar;manic depression, and pmdd i am

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the doctors say i have bipar;manic depression, and pmdd i am on medication and would like to knowi if there are erbal substites that are good for this because i have so many side affects
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 5 years ago.

Hello Madam,

First of all I would like to say that all these natural supplements or herbal remedies should not be used as a substitute to medicines in Bipolar disorder.

These products are useful only in mild cases and sometimes can be used as an augmenting agent while continuing treatment with the mood stabilizer. So if you are planning to stop your medicines and start using natural supplements please don't do so.

There are several natural product available specially for treatment of mild depression and anxiety but your diagnosis is Bipolar disorder. You can discuss with your doctor about using Omega-3 acids for Bipolar disorder.

Omega 3 fatty acids in bipolar disorder: a preliminary double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Kindly also go through the link given below to find out more options available for management of anxiety and depression symptoms.

Herbal remedies and supplements

I hope this helps.



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