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Are there alternative treatments for bipolar I disorder?

Though they are not to be used in place of doctor-recommended medication and therapy, several alternative therapies can be used as additional treatments for bipolar I disorder. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be successful in improving depression, as has acupuncture - though both are lacking complete scientific evidence. The herb St. John's wort has also as improved some cases of depression, though it is not recommended because of its interactions with other medications and possible manic side effects. Yoga as a stress relief technique and form of exercise is a beneficial way live a healthy lifestyle with bipolar I disorder.

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