Wednesday, March 15, 2017

‘Ride the Tiger’ — a Documentary About the Bipolar Brain

When it comes to treatment, lifestyle changes are often the most powerful, and as noted in the program, need to be included in the treatment if it is to be successful. This includes:

Maintaining a regular sleep cycle


Addressing your diet and avoiding stimulants such as caffeine, drugs and alcohol

Stress relief

Maintaining healthy emotional connections with family and friends

Scientists are also turning to more novel strategies in an effort to control the illness, seeking ways to possibly "preempt, fix or rewire" the patient's brain back to normal.