Additional Treatment Options
In addition to medication, talk therapy and peer support, many people living with depression and bipolar disorder have found that technological treatments, diatary supplements, and healthy lifestyle choices have improved their lives.
There are several technological treatments currently in use or under investigation that are thought to help restore the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain and reduce symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder.
When thinking about supplements, safety should always come first. Dietary supplements may interfere with prescription or over-the-counter medications or may cause side effects, but several are being studied for their effectiveness in helping with depression and bipolar disorder.
A healthy lifestyle is always important. Even if symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder make things like physical activity, healthy eating, or regular sleep difficult, you can improve your moods by improving your health.