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Can natural remedies cure bipolar disorder?

Sheri Van Dijk
Psychiatry

There is no cure for bipolar disorder, natural or otherwise. While some natural remedies may be helpful in some instances (or at the very least, not harmful), in my experience people who rely solely on these remedies inevitably end up experiencing recurrences of their bipolar illness. While I don't believe that medications are the be-all and end-all, unfortunately I do believe that they are necessary for most people with bipolar disorder.

If you do intend to use natural remedies to treat your bipolar disorder, please do so with the guidance of a doctor or pharmacist, as some natural remedies can still interact with medications, or increase the likelihood of mania or hypomanic.

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