Consider Nutrition when Treating Bipolar Disorder
the Psychiatry Advisor take:
Nutrition is often overlooked when managing patients with bipolar disorder. But given that more than two-thirds of bipolar patients are either overweight or obese, and nearly 60% of those with severe depression are obese, improving dietary habits may lead to improvements in mood.
One challenge to maintaining healthy weight in bipolar patients is the fact that many second-generation atypical antipsychotics contribute to weight gain. Encouraging exercise, as well as nutritional education and support, can combat this.
Giving Nutrition its Due in Bipolar Disorder Treatment
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