How Meditation Can Help You Manage Bipolar Disorder, article 11/13 (Ellie)

Bipolar can be extremely hard to cope with given all its jurassic highs and lows and difficult for those who are around someone with bipolar disorder. The disorder causes mania at one end and depression at the other. Everyday life is often difficult for people with bipolar, and it can be hard to perform well in a professional environment and personal relationships can become strained

The main goal when it comes to treatment of Bipolar is to help you control your mood by keeping it balanced and minimizing the ups and downs. One technique that can help you in this effort is meditation. Meditation is an easy and natural method for relaxing and reducing stress, and can be helpful for people with bipolar disorder.

Meditation is not a quick fix for bipolar disorder, but it can help you over time. One studyTrusted Source showed that medication can help people with bipolar disorder in the short term, and that meditation is helpful in promoting a more balanced mood over a longer period of time.”

-Whatt, Anthony. “How Meditation Can Help You Manage Bipolar Disorder.” Healthline, 2018, http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder/meditation. p. 4

all in all, Meditation cannot replace traditional therapy for bipolar disorder, however, even though it’s not a cure for bipolar disorder, meditation can help you relax and reduce stress. It can also help you disengage from stressful or anxious thoughts, and better control your mood.

Whatt, Anthony. “How Meditation Can Help You Manage Bipolar Disorder.” Healthline, 2018, http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder/meditation.

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