Related Terms :

  • Manic-Depression
  • Manic-Depressive Illness
  • Manic Disorder
  • Manic Affective Disorder

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mental health disorder. It causes severe swings in mood, energy, and function. People who swing between happy and full of energy to a low mood with a poor temper. It can affect school, work, and personal relations.

Treatment can help to gain better control of symptoms. A combination of medicine and therapy can help. Alternative therapies can’t take the place of traditional medicine. However, some may use them along with standard treatments.

Natural Therapies

Likely Effective

May Be Effective

  • Pregnenolone —may ease symptoms of depression when used with standard treatment B3, B8

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Herbs and Supplements to Use Only With Caution

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Many can interact with antidepressant medicine. Some herbs and supplements that should be noted include:

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