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I have a friend that has been diagnosed with Bipolar (rapid cycling).  He took cocaine for seven years from the ages of 13-20 years of age.  His mother was a single mom who's boyfriend abandoned her when she was pregnant.  She would beat him until he bled.  She made him leave the house at 13 years of age because she found a husband and said he was only a mistake.  After he plunged into drugs, he was able to get himself out, and go to the university nearby.  He worked, started his own business and has been sober from cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol for six years.  How much damage could he have done to his brain?  Will he fully recover?  Will he get worse with age?  He doesn't want children or a wife, but depends heavily on women to make him fell better.  What are his chances of having a stable relationship?

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Hi crystal,

It is of course very difficult to predict he future ands all this depends on his health. Being bipolar can be improved by the adoption of the hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/). I also suggest that you look up Index to Specific Topics at :    https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1sKYIT2wfJquvtHQNuCGRp78eeuOFE915cw9-cWhCVLw, and then look up Bipolar disorder.

Most Bipolar people improve on the hypoglycaemic diet.

I also recommend to read:

Bipolar Disorder - Treatment with Lecithin
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/anxiety-and-the-autonomic-nervous-system/#Tr

Pleasew discuss with your doctor or consult a nutritional doctor.

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Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutrition
Editor of the Hypoglycemic Association of Australia
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au
Skype:jurplesman
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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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Have worked as a psychotherapist for overv twenty years, dealing with many personality disorders

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia. Its web site is at:

http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Author of the book "Getting off the Hook", It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

Education/Credentials
BA (Psych) (University of Sydney), Post Gad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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