It is a disorder in which drastic mood changes are seen. It usually occurs at a young age and rarely affects after 40. Male and females are equally affected in which excess thoughts or extreme negativity may be observed.
It is believed that many physical diseases can cause depression or sadness and lead to the disease. It is also seen that other mental illnesses which the patient is already suffering from can lead to the triggering of bipolar disorder.
Signs & Symptoms
The signs depend upon the type of bipolar patient suffering. Depression: – symptoms like excessive sadness, anorexia, nervousness, irritability, aggression, lack of energy, sleep, sex desire, confidence, desire to cry, hatred of oneself, and suicide tendency.
Mania: the patient’s relationship with reality is broken. The patient feels excessive thoughts, and changes in sleep and appetite. Between the stage of depression and mania: the patient sometimes feels depressed and sometimes in the stage of mania and returns to normal after some time. The stage of normalcy can last for a long time and suddenly the stage of depression or stage mania can occur.
Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder At Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic
As the disease shows diversity in its symptoms ranging from excessive depression to extreme happiness, a particular line of treatment is variable according to the severity of symptoms. It is found that therapy that works very well is concealing. Talking to a patient and diverting all his attention from negative thoughts, negative reactions, emotional reactions, and behaviour. Pranava kerala ayurveda clinic focuses on psychology which is the most important part of medical education. It focuses on improving the state of mind and causes confidence in the patient. Therapies improve mental health. Family education is another important treatment that Pranava kerala ayurveda clinic focuses on. It attempts to resolve family issues or friend’s issues which helps a proper understanding of the patient’s present situation.
Bipolar disorder occurs with the aggravation of vata dosha, but pitta plays a role in the case of mania and kapha in the case of depression. So the condition can be considered to have involvement of all the three doshas. Imbalances in vata can lead to insomnia, sudden fear, restlessness, hopelessness, mild tremors, and sometimes overstimulation.
The treatment varies according to the doshas involved and ranges from abhyanga (herbal oil massage), steam box therapy, virechana (induced purgation), nasya (nasal drops), shirodhara (pouring of oil over the forehead), etc.
- Patients should follow a routine that includes proper meal timings, light exercise, proper rest, and bedtime.
- Mind stimulants like recreational drugs, caffeine, and cigarettes should be avoided.
- Cold beverages and ice should be avoided and warm water should be preferred.
- Travelling and a vata aggravating diet should be avoided especially during the cold seasons.
- Patients should follow yoga and meditation according to doctors’ advice.
To find out more about how Ayurveda can help with the above condition, visit Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic or call 0208 907 7902 to book an appointment with an expert Ayurvedic Practitioner.
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