This is often on the opposite pole of genius and is also seen in the child-like personality. The "downs" associated with being bipolar may be a side-effect of the "highs" of closeness to Enlightenment, i.e. the pseudo-"peak" experiences one might erratically have. It's probably that being bipolar can be a brain chemistry hiccup in some or in others it could be created via life experiences and real world highs and lows becoming a trend that the brain ends up mimicking.
I'll just be dumping various mood-related stuff here, since I'm not sure of the terms used for moods.
- Beware of poor quality; it can be dangerous.
Lamotrigine is the "awesome" drug for depressed bipolar sufferers because it stops glutamate production. What does Kava do? It boosts GABA (Glutamic acid). GABA is the amino acid that counters glutamate.
Use kava and use gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) supplements.
- GABA will cross the blood brain barrier if taken with niacin.
- Slow release 500mg capsules of niacinamide.
Only choline, DMAE, and lecithin can appreciably boost levels of acetylcholine in the brain. DMAE-rich foods like seafood (sardines, anchovies [ 1 ] and tuna? ) should be avoided because they can intensify the depressive phase. Perhaps it is just elevated acetylcholine? i.e. perhaps elevating the high intensifies the low..
- I can attest to the influences of diet on mood, and it seems that when in a good mood it's a really bad idea to have a half-tin of tuna for breakfast. While this is recommended for energy in other circumstances, it seems that this can bring about a kind of nostalgic broken-heartedness. A good workout and some girl-time is definitely recommended to avoid becoming manic from a poorly timed mood-influencing diet.
- Temperature biofeedback may be useful.
- Lithium, Circadian Clocks and Bipolar Disorder
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