Bipolar disorder ( bipolar affective disorder, manic depressive disorder) is characterized by marked mood swings between mania (mood elevation) and bipolar depression that cause significant personal distress or social dysfunction, and are not caused by drugs or known physical disorders.
The features of mania are
- elevated mood,
- and poor judgement.
Mania occurs as part of bipolar disorder in which there may also be episodes of depression.
Mania is considerably less common than depressive disorder; it is important that mania is recognized in its early stages because in the later stages the patient becomes increasingly unwilling to accept treatment. Long-term maintenance drug treatment to prevent relapse should be considered in the management of patients with recurrent bipolar illnesses.
Mania, a syndrome which is in some ways the reverse of depression, occurs as part of bipolar disorder. The term bipolar disorder implies episodes of both mania and depressive disorder, but the diagnostic category also includes those who, at the time of diagnosis, have suffered
only manic illnesses (most patients with mania eventually develop a depressive disorder). When manic symptoms occur without significant psychosocial impairment,
the syndrome is called hypomania.
Homeopathic remedies for Bipolar Disorder during phases of depression with suicidal thoughts
Aurum Metallicum is an excellent Homeopathic 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 Homeopathic 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 Homeopathic 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 a very beneficial Homeopathic remedy.