Bipolar Disorder/bipolar

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I have been dxd with bd for several years now. I tend to stay in the depressed side of it, with small hypomania episodes. My question is that is there a diff between Seasonal affective disorder and seasonal affective disorder with bipolar?
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Krista

Answer
Hi Krista,

I am less concerned about diagnosis, than the fact that you have a mood disorder.  Most people with mood disorders are hypoglycemic (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/)

This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/)

Of course, bipolar disorder is usually more difficult to treat than depression, or anxiety. But most people with bipolar disorder do suffer from hypoglycemia too.  This can be tested by a Glucoe ToleranceTest (GTT) by your doctor and explained at:

Testing for Hypoglycemia,
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2012/self-help-website-for-personal-growth/#Testi

Another way of treating Bipolar disorder is by using lecithin in the manic stage (not be used in the depressive stage) at explained at:

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

Also read:

Depression is a Nutritional Disorder
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/depression-a-nutritional-disorder/

It is usually bet to have yourself tested for nutritional deficiencies by a nutritional doctor to get at the borrow of your problems.  Discuss with your doctor.

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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

Publications
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

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

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