• Dr A A Mundewadi

Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric medical condition in which an affected individual experiences alternating patterns of manic and depressive illness. Some people experience both type of symptoms simultaneously. While the exact cause for bipolar disorder is unknown, it is believed that biochemical, genetic, and environmental factors are responsible for triggering this condition. Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition and according to the modern system of medicine, most affected individuals require psychiatric medication as well as counseling and regular supervision, possibly life-long.

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for bipolar disorder is aimed at providing symptomatic treatment for the manic or depressive episodes; in addition, treatment is also provided to treat the brain cells and correct possible abnormalities within the brain cells and their connecting neurotransmitters. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are given to provide sedation and correction of aggressive and psychotic behaviour in individuals who have manic episodes. Individuals who have depressive episodes are given Ayurvedic herbal medicines which treat and cure the depression.

In addition, herbal medicines are given to people affected with bipolar disorder so as to strengthen the nervous system and the brain cells, and normalize the neurotransmitters in the brain. These medicines are continued on a long-term basis so as to treat the root cause of bipolar disorder. These medicines usually are required for about six to nine months in order to produce significant results in patients severely affected with bipolar disorder, while those with mild to moderate symptoms may require treatment for lesser durations.

To sum up, most people affected with bipolar disorder can be managed very well with Ayurvedic herbal treatment and can be assisted to lead near normal lives.

Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment, Herbal medicines, Bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness

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