Sudden and extreme mood swings are something unnatural and need medical attention. A psychiatric mood disorder known as Bipolar Disorder, it sees the person going from excitement or mania to depression and the other way round in no time. Bipolar Disorder is most common in the age group of 15-25years and it runs in families. Homeopathy has a very effective cure for Bipolar Disorder and these medicines, made from natural substances with zero side effects, are of great help in the treatment of this psychiatric mood disorder.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder has two phases. The first phase is characterized by excitement or mania and the second phase is depression. The symptoms of Bipolar Disorder can be best described as per the dominant phase.
The symptoms of the excitement phase are increased energy levels, joyfulness, increased confidence levels, excessive talkativeness, sleeplessness, aggressive or violent behavior, restlessness, irritability, impulsiveness and lack of self-control. The symptoms of the depression phase are decreased energy levels, sadness, hopelessness, aversion to the company of people, tiredness, indifferent behavior, lack of interest in daily activities, anxiety, guilt feeling, and even suicidal thoughts.
How can Homeopathy cure Bipolar Disorder?
Homeopathic remedies for bipolar disorder are very beneficial and helpful in treating the condition. They not only control the acute phase but also eliminate the disorder from its root. First of all, the detailed history of the patient is required to find out the cause and the symptoms. Which medicine to take is then recommended on the basis of this information. These are very beneficial remedies when Bipolar Disorder is the result of suppressed emotions, disappointments in life and long-held grief.
Top Homeopathic Remedies for Bipolar Disorder in Different Phases
1. For Increased Energy Levels
Lilium Tigrinum is of great help in treating increased energy levels in Bipolar Disorder where the main symptom is extreme restlessness and difficulty in sitting still at one place. Another feature to look out for while choosing Lilium Tigrinum is when a patient shows great hurriedness without any ambition or aim. The patient requiring this medicine usually has a heart or uterine disease associated with the mental symptoms.
Cannabis Indica is another helpful remedy for treating increased energy levels in Bipolar Disorder. One noticeable symptom for which this medicine is of great help is when the patient has bouts of uncontrollable laughter on listening to every little word spoken, which may not even be funny, and excessive talkativeness. The patient requiring Cannabis Indica is full of thoughts crowding the brain at one time, making the patient forgetful of words while talking.
2. For Violent and Aggressive Behaviour
Belladonna works very well for those patients of Bipolar Disorder who show marked violent behavior and violence occurs in fits that come and go suddenly and the patient even bites and strikes the person near him or her. Another symptom of violence where Belladonna is beneficial as a cure is when the patient spits on people and the face turns red.
The medicine that equals Belladonna in treating violent behavior of persons suffering from Bipolar Disorder is Veratrum Album. The symptoms calling for its use are excessive shrieking, screaming and destructive behavior — mainly presenting themselves in the form of destroying, cutting and tearing apart everything, most likely clothes.
In those cases of violent mania that start in a woman after childbirth, Veratrum Album yields good results. The third helpful remedy for controlling the violent behavior in a patient with Bipolar Disorder is Hyoscyamus Niger. The main symptoms for using this medicine is the desire to run away from home, picking at bedclothes, quarreling with others and shamelessness where the patient tends to remove his or her clothes and sings obscene songs.
3. For Depressive Phase with Sadness as the Main Symptom
Ignatia Amara is one of the best remedies for treating sadness experienced by a patient in the depressive phase of Bipolar Disorder. The patients requiring this medicine usually have a history of long-held grief like the death of a family member or close friend or in cases where the disease has originated after disappointed love affections or from suppressed emotions. Ignatia Amara is a very helpful remedy for patients who sit silently and weep or brood over the past.
Sepia Officinalis is also beneficial for treating sadness during the depression stage of Bipolar Disorder. The main symptoms for using this medicine are constant weeping, indifferent behavior towards people and even family members who were once much respected and loved, and lack of interest in doing any mental or physical work. Ambra Grisea is another medicine of great help for the treatment of sadness in Bipolar Disorder where the disease marks its origin through some kind of business loss with continuous weeping for many days.
4. During Phases of Depression with Suicidal Thoughts
Aurum Metallicum is an excellent medicine for treating those cases of depression in Bipolar Disorder where suicidal thoughts predominate and the patient feels hopeless and worthless and has persistent suicidal thoughts.
Natrum Sulphuricum is another remedy of great help for a patient in whom suicidal thoughts are marked and he or she has to apply much self-control to stop themselves from actually committing suicide. Another symptom that calls for the use of medicine Natrum Sulphuricum is gloominess. When the patient of Bipolar Disorder feels sad even when listening to lively music and has an aversion to talk or be spoken to, Natrum Sulphuricum is very beneficial.