How to manage bipolar disorder - 6 Strategies
Even though medication is the mainstay of managing bipolar disorder, there are ways you can manage bipolar disorder naturally without medication (or independent of your medication). The first step is to identify what triggers you to get off your normal cycle. People with Bipolar Disorder are sensitive to even small disruptions in their equilibrium. Step two is to keep a mood diary. This can help you see how you are progressing or when you are moving from one episode to another. Step three is to establish a daily routine. Step five is to have an activity plan that you implement when you are oversleeping or withdrawing during your depressed phase. Step five is to implement dark therapy for the manic periods. Step six is to establish a relapse prevention plan.