Understanding Bipolar Disorder:
Bipolar disorder is a behavioral disorder which is chronic in nature that causes intense shifts in behavior, mood, thinking patterns or energy levels of a person. It is also called as Manic-depressive illness. This shift in patterns lasts for hours, days, weeks or months. The changes in behavior might interfere with the day to day activities. There is significant fluctuation in mood experiencing hypomanic and depressive episodes. In between the episodes people also have a normal mood known as Euthymia.
In mania episodes bipolar people experience an irritable mood, extreme change in emotions, thoughts, talkativeness, energy and activity level. Mostly these behavioral changes are noticeable by others. People indulge in activity causing them social, physical or financial harm. People usually experience symptoms like delusion or hallucination.These extreme behaviors come under BIpolar 1 disorder.
Bipolar 2 is less severe from Mania and doesn’t interfere with daily functioning.
Depressive episodes are in between mania episodes. People experience low or depressed mood, loss of interest in activities and experience depression-like symptoms such as tiredness, loss of appetite, hopelessness, sadness, emotionally drained etc.
Sign and Symptoms:
- Sudden, severe change in mood
- Increased impulsiveness
- Poor judgment
- Increased sleep or less sleep
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Rapid speech and racing thoughts
- Reckless behavior
- Alcohol misuse
- Hallucination and delusions
- Suicidal thoughts
Behavioral disorder considered as “Unmaad” and bipolar disease particularly comes under “bhootonmada”. There are 18 types of Bhootonmaada. Bipolar disease show quite similar features with “Gandharv grahonmada” chracterised by:
- Teekshnam (anger, agressiveness, irritability)
- Saahasikam (risk taking agitation/increased psychomotor activity)
- Gambheera and Adhrushya (grandiosity /agitation)
- mukha vaadyaani kurvantam (dancing, singing and playing music)
- gandha ratim (flamboyant appearance / obsessive compulsive symptoms)
- Shringaara leelaabhiratim (hyper sexuality)
- Paana ratim (alcohol abuse)
- Svaachaaram (virtuous conduct)
- Chaaru chaalpa shabdam and alpa vyavahaaram (hypomania/mixed episode/mania with depressive symptoms)
- Symptoms and behavior in regular (prashna pariksha)
- Family history
- Vikriti (imbalance doshas vata, pitta and kapha)
- Level of ojas and confidence
- Level of mansik doshas (satva, raja or tama)
Managing Bipolar disorder with Chandigarh Ayurved Centre
Detox premium powder is composed of herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients such as moti pishti, shukta pishti, giloy satav, parwal pishti, kamdudha ras, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, shankh bhasma, sutshekhar ras, shwet parpati, yavakshaar, & shudhyog tablet. These all ingredients in combination deal with the signs & symptoms related to Schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2) Brodley Syrup:
This syrup is prepared from the extract of various herbs that deal with the delusion, hallucination, disorganized behavior, lack of emotions, & inappropriate posture, etc. The syrup is prepared from herbs such as Shankhpushpi, Brahmi, Jatamansi, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Saunf. These herbs show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator, & mind relaxant properties. These properties show good results in schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily.
3) Stress Care tablet:
It is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha, Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stress conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also help to increase mental and physical performance. In Ayurveda when there is an imbalance of three energies i.e. Vata, pitta, and Kapha, it leads to disease. Vata has a sub dosha named prana doshas which regulates the sensory perception, brain, and mind. Tarpaka Kapha subtype of kapha, governs cerebrospinal fluid, sadhak pitta subtype of pitta doshas governs emotions and their impact on the heart. So any vitiation of these doshas leads to stress. It acts as Antidepressant, relieves Insomnia, Anxiety, and helps in the signs and symptoms of Schizophrenia.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
4) Brain Relaxant Churna:
This churna is pure Ayurvedic which helps to rejuvenate the brain cells, improves memory, give strength to the body, & increases the concentration by calming down the brain. It is prepared from herbs that show a calming effect on the brain and give you relaxation. Brain relaxant churna shows antioxidant, Neuroprotective, carminative and anti-inflammatory properties. Ingredients present in this churna are Amla (Emblica officinalis), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Suddha Gandhak, Lauha Bhasma. It helps to Maintain blood sugar level, Anti-depressant, Insomnia, Increase Haemoglobin levels, Cures indigestion, Helpful in Ulcerative colitis, and Nerve tonic. It helps in dealing with health conditions such as feeling delusion, hallucinations, disordered thinking, disabling, & impair daily functioning related to schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablespoon of this churna twice daily.
5) Nerve Plus tablet
These tablets show Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Analgesic and immune-modulator properties. It contains herbal ingredients Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Giloy satav (Tinospora cordifolia), shuddha kuchala, shuddha shilajeet, shudha vatsnabh, shudh singraf. It is beneficial for migraine, lower back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, stimulating nerves and appetite.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.