International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 11 (2021)

Bipolar affective disorder managed with homoeopathy-A case report


Sreeja KR, Deepthi Gilla, Sreelakshmy SR

Background: Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD) is a mood disorder characterised by repeated episodes of significant disturbance in patient’s mood and activity levels. BPAD is associated with considerable burden of disease, suicides, high economic costs and poor quality of life. Complementary and alternative medicine has been used either alone or in combination with conventional therapies in patients with BPAD. Case summary: A 49 years male patient was brought to Psychiatric OPD of National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health (NHRIMH) with symptoms of excessive and irrelevant talk, irritability, restless walking, quarrelsomeness, abusiveness and grandiose ideas. The case is diagnosed by the psychiatrist as BPAD current episode Manic with psychotic symptoms and admitted in the psychiatry ward. The severity assessment was done at baseline and weekly intervals with Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS). The case responded positively when treated with centesimal doses of Sulphur by reduction in YMRS score of 52 to four at the end of first week and zero within in four weeks. The patient demonstrated continued improvement without relapses in any bipolar episodes for the next two years. No other therapies were given during the course in hospital or during observation period. The case demonstrates the usefulness of individualized homoeopathic medicine in management of BPAD.
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Sreeja KR, Deepthi Gilla, Sreelakshmy SR. Bipolar affective disorder managed with homoeopathy-A case report. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 7, Issue 11, 2021, Pages 10-15
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