Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder caused by periods of mania and various periods of depression. It was formerly known as manic depressive disorder. The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but the genetic and environmental factors are said to be the major factors. Any sort of mental trauma in childhood, sexual abuse, stressful events in life, loss of a loved one and broken relationships are some facts that suggest that a person is affected by bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder may start at any age, but mostly begins at 25.

Bipolar disorder includes two phases: the maniac phase and depressive phase. Hence, its symptoms differ as per the predominant phase. The symptoms of manic phase have high energy levels, happiness, excitement, excessive talking, high self-esteem and decreased need for sleep. Impulsiveness and high sex drive may also be seen. In severe cases, delusions, hallucinations and violent behavior are seen. Symptoms of depressive phase are sadness, crying and lack of interest in activities that the person formerly enjoyed, negative outlook towards life, hopelessness, increased/decreased sleep, decreased concentration, fatigue, increased/decreased appetite and feelings of worthlessness. In severe cases, suicidal thoughts/attempts may be seen.

Homeopathy has shown great excellence in treating psychological disorders. Patients respond well to the homeopathic medicines. The medicines are natural and hence, safe from adverse side-effects. They are not addictive and can be consumed for long periods of time. But, the results obtained with Homeopathic medicines differ from case to case depending on severity and duration.

The medicines which can cure Bipolar Disorder are:

1.Ignatia Amara: Homeopathic medicine for bipolar disorder in depressive phase

Ignatia Amara is a homeopathic medicine used for depressive phase of bipolar disorder. Persons who need prescribtion for Ignatia Amara suffer episodes of sadness, hopelessness, unhappiness and weepiness. Other symptoms include a desire for loneliness, brooding in solitude and getting offended easily. A history of grief, disappointments, loss of loved ones or broken relationships are said to be at the root of such cases. Rapidly altering moods – from sadness to happiness, weeping to laughing – are other unique symptoms to look out for while prescribing Ignatia Amara.

2.Lachesis Muta and Veratrum Album: Best Homeopathic medicine for bipolar disorder in manic phase

Lachesis Muta and Veratrum Album are good homeopathic medicines for bipolar disorder in its manic phase. Symptoms guiding use of Lachesis Muta are increased mental activity, excitement, irritability, restlessness, violent behaviour, need to do everything rapidly and loud bursts of anger. Other symptoms are excessive talkativeness, mania for work and shopping. Homeopathic medicine Veratrum Album is most useful in case of violent mania with shrieking, desire to cut or tear things. A plethora of laughing, scolding and running from place to place are other symptoms such persons show. This violent mania alternates with silence.

3.Aurum Metallicum: Homeopathic medicine for bipolar disorder with extreme hopelessness and suicidal thoughts

Aurum Metallicum is an excellent homeopathic medicine for bipolar disorder in which the major symptoms are extreme hopelessness with thoughts of suicide. Persons prescribed with homeopathic medicine Aurum Metallicum will be sad and feel that life is a burden. Their self-esteem is low and they are severely critical of themselves. They long for death with constant thoughts of suicide.

4.Staphysagria: Wonderful Homeopathic medicine for bipolar disorder with sudden bursts of anger

In case of bipolar disorder where persons suffer from sudden bursts of anger, homeopathic medicine Staphysagria is the best prescription. Such persons will have a tendency to suppress anger, but will be given into sudden fits of rage during which they are likely to throw or break things. Poor self-confidence, self-pity, reproaching oneself, getting offended easily and feelings of worthlessness are seen. Case analysis will reveal a history of some sort of humiliation, guilt, physical/sexual abuse.

5.Medorrhinum: Top Homeopathic medicine for bipolar disorder with severe mood swings

 Medorrhinum is the most useful, natural and safe homeopathic medicine for bipolar disorder with extreme mood changes. Hurriedness, anxiety, restlessness, impatience and abruptness are some other guiding symptoms for its prescription. Other accompanying symptoms are rudeness, excitement and high sex drive. These are generally followed by a depressive phase, where symptoms such as sadness, gloominess, tearfulness and hopelessness are seen.

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Indu Jayendran