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Manic-Depressive Disorder


About
People with this disorder are commonly called bipolar. They experience times of deep depression and then times of mania. Withdrawal, thoughts of suicide, changed sleep patterns, pessimistic outlook, etc. are all symptoms of manic-depression.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Depression can be caused by diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer's disease, hyper- and hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
  • Doctor can prescribe other medications for people who can not take lithium.
  • Food allergies such as wheat products and taking in huge amounts of caffeine can make symptoms worse.
  • For a last resort try Electroconvulsive therapy, caution may cause memory loss and confusion (identity).
  • Important for treating this disorder is amino acids, taurine and tyrosine.
  • Lithium carbonate and lithium citrate aid in balancing out moods and cycles in the brain.
  • Try self-help group or Psychotherapy to help manic depressive disorder.
  • You can improve condition with injections of B12 and high doses of Vitamin B.


Advice
  • Do not eat sugar or by products, caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages, and foods with preservatives, flavoring, coloring and additives.
  • Eat fish that have high omega 3.
  • Must take B Vitamins 3 times per day at 100mg each.
  • Only take drugs prescribed by your health care provider.
  • Reduce Stress
  • Start a daily routine.
  • Stay away from arginine, amino acids, and choline.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Free-form amino acid complex
Importance: High
Comments: Provides needed protein. Promotes healthy function of the brain. Helps fight depression.
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L-Tyrosine
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with depression. Keeps moods balanced. Caution: Those who are taking MAO inhibitor drugs should not take tyrosine.
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Taurine
Importance: High
Comments: Lack of taurine can contribute to anxiety, poor function of the brain, and hyperactivity.
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Vitamin B complex or Liver injections
Importance: High
Comments: Provides needed B vitamins. Boosts brain function. Keeps nervous system healthy. Can take all injections in one shot.
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts brain function. Keeps nervous system healthy. Can take all injections in one shot.
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Vitamin B12
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts brain function. Keeps nervous system healthy. Can take all injections in one shot.
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Vitamin B complex plus
Importance: High
Comments: Hypoallergenic, sublingual form is best.
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Vitamin B12
Importance: High
Comments: Used in construction of myelin which makes up nerve sheaths. Lozenge or sublingual form is recommended.
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Zinc
Importance: High
Comments: Keeps brain cells safe and healthy. Zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc are recommended.
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Lithium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps balance moods. Changes manic-depressive cycles.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
No Herbs Listed.