This article touches on the debate between bipolar meds and trusting your psych dr vs seeking alternatives.
Theres alot to take away from it, but what stood out to me the most was that theres alot of agreement that there is no such thing as a "chemical imbalance" in your brain? An upset in neurotransmitters are cause for a manic episode, which sounds like the same thing to me but why dont we see neurologists instead of psychiatrists? Shouldnt mental disorders like bipolar be considered diseases of the brain like neurologists treat and not just "emotional" or "behavioral" problems like psychiatrists treat?
I think its healthy and natural to question meds and think for yourself rather than just take any pill from a psych dr that may not even really know what hes doing just because it "helps" even though there may be alternatives.
For the record, like the article says, I've been told by my psych office that bipolar disorder is a chemical imbalance in the brain and no one has ever once told me about any long term damage that could be caused by any of the meds I've taken or recommended any non pharmaceutical alternatives. Anyone else? And I doubt any of us see antipsychotics as an absolute last choice, more like a necessity.
For the intention to not have this post removed, I will stress the fact that I am not saying you should ditch your psych dr and seek a shaman to chant over you as an alternative. Chewing chicory root will not take the place of your meds and an actual medical dr should be behind your decision if you want to quit your meds.
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