What is the Treatment for Bipolar Disorder?

Written by Michael G. Rayel, MD

How do we treat bipolar disorder? Specifically, how do we treat mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder? The treatment of these two clinical states is notrepparttar same.

The treatment of mania is dependent upon its severity and acuity. For mild to moderate mania, mood stabilizers such as lithium and valproic acid (Valproate) are stillrepparttar 126103 standard of treatment and may be sufficient to containrepparttar 126104 symptoms. Lithium starts to work after 10 to 14 days while valproic acid, about 7 to 10 days.

Also, recent studies have shownrepparttar 126105 effectiveness of atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone, olanzapine, and quetiapine even when used alone to treatrepparttar 126106 acute phase of bipolar disorder.

These drugs are relatively safe but they don’t come without side effects. Nausea, vomiting, tremors, and dizziness duringrepparttar 126107 initial phase of treatment are commonly experienced. The more serious side effects such as renal and thyroid problem from lithium, liver dysfunction and pancreatitis from valproic acid, and increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol from atypical antipsychotics are uncommon. However, regular blood tests are required to monitor any abnormalities.

For moderate to severe cases, atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone and quetiapine should be added torepparttar 126108 mood stabilizers duringrepparttar 126109 acute phase. Oncerepparttar 126110 illness has stabilized andrepparttar 126111 symptoms have subsided, thenrepparttar 126112 atypical neuroleptics can be gradually tapered off. Butrepparttar 126113 mood stabilizers should continue. Regardless of severity, patients usually do well on a combination of mood stabilizer and atypical antipsychotic duringrepparttar 126114 acute phase.

What isrepparttar 126115 treatment for bipolar depression? In general,repparttar 126116 mood stabilizers’ dosage should be optimized or ifrepparttar 126117 patient is not on any medication yet, a mood stabilizer such as lithium should be started. Physicians should make sure thatrepparttar 126118 medication maintains a “therapeutic level.” If not,repparttar 126119 dosage should be adjusted. Moreover, possible precipitants such as stresses at home should be addressed.

Can You Hypnotize in Print?

Written by Dorian Greer

How Do You Know if You've Been Hypnotized?

You may not realize this now, that hypnotic phrasing and command structures are all around you, in conversation, in print, and especially on daytime talk radio. You're being quietly programmed to think in certain ways, to associate with certain things, and even to identify with a certain social self image.

You may not think you're being influenced very much, until you discover how really easy it is to reprogram someone else, yourself. You might now notice too that most psychotherapy, for example, is simplyrepparttar reprogramming of someone else.

The common key is that it's all done with words. Putting someone into a trance is done with words. Posthypnotic suggestions are done with words.

Wide Awake Hypnosis

Giving someone covert commands or suggestions are all done with words. Posthypnotic actions performed by ordinary people like you are influenced with words by people like me. And it's all done with words. You would like a demonstration?

Hell, exorcisms have a lot of pomp and ceremony but they are still performed with words! Words are used to kick out devils and demons, conjure spells, charms, healrepparttar 126102 sick, tick people off, and communicate with God.

If you haven't figured it out yet, words are what turnsrepparttar 126103 ordinary person like you, like me, like whoever does good, into avatars of personal power.

And, you might even be astonished to know that performing wide awake hypnosis on others is actually easier to do than trance. Would you like to "hear" it in action?

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