mood stabilizer

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mood stabilizer

Any agent or therapy that prevents or relieves wide fluctuations in affective range, e.g., as occur in bipolar disorder.Examples of mood stabilizing drugs are carbamazepine and lithium carbonate.
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In 1986, Telner et aU21 described a preliminary investigation of 16 patients, diagnosed with bipolar I disorder and in a current manic phase, who were treated with a mood stabiliser for 1-8 days with no resulting change in manic symptoms; 37.
1)Love good carbs Carbohydrate-rich diets can make you feel less stressed, perhaps through stimulating the production of the brain chemical serotonin which is a mood stabiliser.
David Healy, a psychology lecturer at the University of Wales, Cardiff, said companies are in danger of creating an 'epidemic' of bipolar disorder in adults and children to fuel sales of mood stabiliser drugs.
For those with mood swings, boost their Omega 3 fatty acid intake - salmon and mackerel contain this natural mood stabiliser.
Several years ago, Tyson was diagnosed as having a manic depressive illness and prescribed lithium carbonate, a mood stabiliser.
Compared with periods when participants were not on medication, violent crime fell by 45 per cent in patients receiving antipsychotics, and by 24 per cent in patients prescribed mood stabilisers.
doctors JOSIE Lawrence plays Ruth's former music teacher who's now auditioning for Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest TV talent show and wants mood stabilisers.
Many sufferers claim that they manage the condition without taking mood stabilisers but they are deceiving themselves.
Treatment can involve medication (in the form of mood stabilisers or similar drugs), psychotherapy or the involvement of a self-help group to teach you, your family and friends how best to manage the symptoms.