Treatments for Bipolar

Treatments for Bipolar


TREATMENTS FOR BIPOLARBipolar disorder involves episodes of depression and episodes of mania or hypomania. Conventional methods of management and treatments for bipolar usually involve two parts:

  • Treating the current episode of mania or depression, and
  • Preventing the long-term recurrence of mania and depression.


As early as the 1960’s, Dr Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, speculated that some people have a genetically-based need for more vitamins and minerals than others. He thought about the possibilities that mental illness could be the result of failing to meet these additional requirements.

Research is in its infancy on the subject; however, it is now starting to show that this hypothesis may be correct. Dr Bruce Ames, at the University of Berkeley, has shown that genetic mutations often result in an increased need for nutrients. He also has found that taking additional specific nutrients could correct the deficiencies.


If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman. – PLATO

Had [Winston Churchill] been a stable and equable man, he could never have inspired the nation. In 1940, when all the odds were against Britain, a leader of sober judgment might well have concluded that we were finished. – ANTHONY STORR

Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life. – CARRIE FISHER

What a creature of strange moods [Winston Churchill] is – always at the top of the wheel of confidence or at the bottom of an intense depression. – LORD BEAVERBROOK

Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? – Montgomery

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