by A. Grano on March 24th, 2011 at 7:00 am
A new study from the National Institute of Mental Health found that the United States has the highest lifetime rate of bipolar disorder at 4.4% (versus a worldwide diagnosis estimate of about 2.4%). However, researchers point out that the higher prevalence may be closely tied to cultural differences and varying levels of acceptance regarding psychiatric care and treatment.
Regardless of where the study participants resided, the condition showed fairly constant similarities and symptoms, including varying cycles of depression and manic, elated mood. For many, these mood swings had a significant impact on daily living, negatively affecting work, socializing and relationships. Many reported cases also had another coexisting condition, such as anxiety.
Besides these detrimental effects, people with bipolar disorder have a higher chance of facing drug abuse, likely due to a combination of impulsive behavior and attempts to cope with the extreme highs and lows.
Help for bipolar disorder
Due to the complexity and severity of this condition, a proper medical diagnosis and thorough treatment professional plan is recommended. Natural remedies have been found to be very effective, especially when used as part of a holistic plan for health. Consult a doctor, homeopath or naturopath prior to combining natural remedies with chronic medication.
Calming herbs such as Passiflora incarnata and Lavender as well as biochemic tissue salts such as Natrium sulphate, Kalium phosphate and Natrium phosphate have a calming and restorative effect on the nervous system and help to promote a balanced mood and prevent mood swings. Homeopathic remedies such as Tarentula and Hyoscyamus can also be very helpful.
Triple Complex Mood Tonic™ Homeopathic remedy quickly calms emotional outbursts and reduces mood swings
MindSoothe™ Herbal remedy promotes balanced mood, emotional health and feelings of well-being