Bipolar Disorder That Does Not Take Doctor’s Medication?
, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I refuse to take prescription drugs, all this time I have been taking saffron flowers as a sedative. What difference does it make if I take a doctor’s prescription or not?? Because as far as I know the doctor’s prescription also contains sedatives. So can I recover?
Hello Former Musicians,
Bipolar is a condition where the mood becomes volatile or the mood can quickly change, either from happy to sad or from sad to happy. These conditions are also known as episodes, where the cycle of episodes can change rapidly or can be predominant in one episode as more often in the depressive phase or in the manic phase.
The principle of treatment for bipolar disorder is to reduce the occurrence of rapid frequency changes, stabilize mood, in order to carry out normal life as usual. In addition, it is also necessary to avoid triggers for the emergence of episodes such as excessive stress, excessive workload and others. The type of drug will also be adjusted to the condition of the more dominant episode.
Saffron flower itself is an herb that is believed to have many benefits but the truth needs to be investigated further, especially as a therapy for bipolar. You can also ask people around you who you trust to assess whether there are frequent changes in mood or conditions that interfere with your daily activities and you should also keep regular check-ups with a psychiatrist for evaluation where self-medication is not limited to drugs. medicine but also in counseling or other psychological therapy.
May be useful,
dr. Adi P.