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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His manic symptoms did not respond to the single mood stabiliser; therefore, lithium carbonate was added to his treatment.
(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. Behavioural problems are often linked to a lack of folic acid, which is found in leafy green vegetables and vitamin B6 from bananas, avocado, chicken and wholegrains.
Currently, the standard treatment for bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition characterised by dramatic shifts in mood from depression to mania, includes a combination of psychotherapy and prescription medications such as mood stabilisers and antipsychotics.
18 February 2011 - US-based biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and Japan-based pharmaceutical company Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd announced yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ABILIFY (aripiprazole) as an adjunct to the mood stabilisers lithium or valproate for the maintenance treatment of Bipolar I Disorder.
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. It turns out, rather amusingly, she can't sing.
Many sufferers claim that they manage the condition without taking mood stabilisers but they are deceiving themselves.
Many people are helped by "mood stabilisers" such as lithium carbonate and carbamazepine.
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.