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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I think I might have bpd and I’m not sure where to go from

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I think I might have bpd and I’m not sure where to go from here
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Not yet, I’m meant to be on sertraline I’ve had a history of mental illness, with a depressive episode when I was 15 which ended up with me in the hospital
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have an eating disorder that I’m on a waiting list to receive treatment for
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 23 days ago.

Apart from medications have you tried any other measures for Bipolar disorder?

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
I’ve never tried anything for bipolar disorder, my mood changes a lot more rapidly than every week or so, so I’ve never really considered it as an option
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 23 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 23 days ago.

A comprehensive treatment protocol would help with the medications;

Following herbs can be tried;

1) Ginkgo
2) St. John's wort

There are other therapies which can be tried as following;

1) Psychotherapy;
a) Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
b) Interpersonal therapy
c) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBC)
d) Psychodynamic psychotherapy

2) Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been approved for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

3) Physical activity and exercise contribute to recovery from major bipolar disorder.

4) Stress reduction techniques.

5) Massage and physical therapy

6) Acupuncture.

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