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Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle Management in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 

Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle Management in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
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Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle Management in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Author(s):

Taban Salem

and Mary A. Fristad

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190908096.003.0015
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date: 09 May 2021

The circadian disruption associated with bipolar disorder and the success of social rhythm therapies in ameliorating distress and improving functioning make it clear that “healthy habits”—sufficient sleep, nutritious eating, and plentiful exercise—are important components of successful outcomes for persons with bipolar spectrum disorders. Additionally, evidence for the benefits of nutritional interventions and phototherapy is growing. Finally, mood charting and other self-help strategies are increasingly recognized as important components of recovery. Given that 20 to 50% of adults with bipolar disorder use some form of nonconventional therapy, it is important for mental health providers of all disciplines to be familiar with the literature in this area. This chapter provides an overview of integrative interventions and reviews evidence supporting their use.

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