Ice Water for Temporary Relief of Mania or Depression

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Hyperthryoidism and “Bipolar Disorder” When Thyroid Imbalance “Masquerades” As A Mood Disorder

Case Study Highlights Clinical Similarity Between Hyperthyroidism And Mania. By Great Western Laboratories Older patients who suddenly develop symptoms of bipolar disorder may actually be suffering from an undiagnosed thyroid disorder, suggests a recent case study reported in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. Two physicians report the case of a 65-year-old man with no personal or family … Continued

Causes and Natural Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

By Patric Darby, M.D. There is a vast amount of data from traditional psychiatry, that opines Bipolar Disorder to be a genetic disorder, but that doesn’t explain what causes it. The inability to break down Norepinephrine due to a deficiency in an enzyme called COMT is one objective finding I have found useful in … Continued

Alternatives for Bipolar Disorder

The following is information the Safe Harbor Project commonly gives out in response to questions about alternative treatments for bipolar disorder. 1. Look on our directory to see if you can find a doctor near you who will offer you drug-free alternatives. 2. If no luck, you can call doctors from to see if … Continued


Copyright © 2008 Dr. Raymond J. Pataracchia B.Sc., N.D. The Naturopathic Medical Research Clinic 20 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite #441 Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1A9 (416)944-8824 (T); (647)439-1551 (F) ; Orthomolecular medicine can be helpful in treating the biochemical imbalances of mood and behaviour disorders. This broad grouping of disorders includes anxiety, severe depression, bipolar … Continued

Psychiatric Presentations of Medical Illness

An Introduction for Non-Medical Mental Health Professionals Ronald J Diamond M.D. University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry 6001 Research Park Blvd Madison, Wisconsin 53719 Revised 1/7/2002 Introduction Every time a patient comes into your office, your emergency room or your hospital, there is a very real possibility that what seems to be a psychological problem … Continued

Additional Breathing Exercise for Reducing Anxiety

by David Shannahoff-Khalsa If you have interests in breathing exercises for psychiatric disorders or general stress and well-being you can try the following: Sample Kundalini Yoga Meditation Technique: When You Do Not Know What To Do (originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on March 2, 1979) Description of Technique: Sit straight, rest the back of one … Continued

Natural Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia

Excerpted from The Diet Cure By Julia Ross Our grateful acknowledgement to Julia Ross for permission to reprint here Has deliberately skipping meals evolved into occasional all-day fasting and eventually become compulsive fasting – or anorexia? You may have found how easily you can get rid of the food consumed during a “pig-out” by vomiting … Continued

Hidden Causes of Dementia

by John Dommisse, M.D. Tucson, AZ Hardly anyone is continuing to address the known causes of dementia, like they were in the 60’s and at other times in medical history: Vitamin B12 (and also folate) deficiency; under- or undiagnosed or under-treated hypothyroidism; zinc deficiency; copper and other mineral/ heavy metal excesses; hormonal factors; etc.. The … Continued