mania

Treat Mania Naturally

Mania, often paired with depression, is a psychological condition that is characterized by inappropriate elation or anger. It is often paired with bi-polar disorder. Those who suffer from manias will go through cycles where they will suddenly have extremes of emotion, feelings of elation, and often believe they are at their most functional and creative when in a mania though this is often not the case. In addition, many people suffering from a mania do not realize it and may refuse to seek out necessary medical care, making this a difficult disorder for friends and family to deal with.

 

How do I know if I have Mania?

  • Sudden abnormal increase of energy
  • Excessive exercising
  • Increase in libido
  • Inappropriate laughter
  • Racing thoughts
  • Racing and scattered speech
  • Rapid movements
  • Feelings of invincibility
  • Euphoria
  • Hyperactivity
  • Excessive self-esteem
  • Irritability
  • Lack of concentration
  • Recklessness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Aggressive and violent behavior
  • Hypersexuality
  • Delusions
  • Hyper-religiosity
  • Use of drugs and alcohol
  • Abnormal social problems
  • Denial
  • Refusal to seek medical care

In Children:

  • Excessive silliness and laughter
  • Acting out of control
  • Delusions of grandeur
  • Quick and breathless speech
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersexuality
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Tantrums that are abnormal in length
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Obsession with violence
  • Sensory integration issues
  • Appetite regulation issues
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviors

 

How can I treat Mania?

  • Natural treatments for mania should be done in conjunction with medication and psychotherapy.
  • Keep to a schedule. Try to sleep at the same time and get up at the same time, take your medications at the same times and eat meals. This helps slow down the cycle of ups and downs.
  • Avoid caffeine, salt, alcohol and drugs. They can negatively affect both mania and medications.
  • Try to avoid situations, places and people that cause stress and anxiety; especially during a mania as they can worsen symptoms.
  • Consider regular treatments with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, massage and biofeedback.
  • Lecithin helps to stabilize the mood.
  • L-Taurine is an anti-oxidant that helps control rapid-cycling.
  • B Vitamins, including Thiamin, help with many of the symptoms associated with mania.
  • Avoid excessive use of folic acid as it may inhibit certain medication and increase the likelihood of a manic episode.
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