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Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder or bipolar Affect (psychology) disorder, historically known as manic?depressive disorder, is a Classific...
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Common Bipolar Disorder treatments discussed around the web
Lithium 32,470 Lamictal 29,914 Seroquel 19,989
984,887 conversations around the web about Bipolar Disorder to help you make a decision
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St. John's Wort
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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (International Nonproprietary Name), is a natural product amino acid and chemical compound precursor (chemistry) as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitt...
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St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec...
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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (International Nonproprietary Name), is a natural product amino acid and chemical compound precursor (chemistry) as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitt...
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St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec...
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" ...worked well. I had bipolar 1 then. Now ...don't take meds anymore. I take st John's wort which is helpful but you cannot take ...any other ssris. Another I try was 5 htp which was pretty good... "

" ...diagnosis. I am so sorry you lost your friends. My Mom takes Effexor for depression, she really likes it and it helps her.Some people find taking 5 HTP or L Tryptophan works, possibly even... "

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" 5-HTP has worked for me and has clinical data ...the supplements section. St. John's Wort did nothing... "

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" ...St.John's Wort also helped but made me a little queasy. I take 5-HTP and it seems to regulate my... "

" ...it helped me depression, but everyone is different. 5 HTP is what has helped me with... "

" ...ahve any problems I used to take the 5htp at bedtime and it really helped with my sleep ...better than st john's wort ... "

" ...good for say Anxiety-Depression-Mania? I have tried 5HTP No results. St John`s Wort no results. Fish oil? B12 energy at... "

" ...wild here. 5-htp Didn't do anything. Actually ...were using before 5-htp came to the stores. It works great for ...time. Also check out http://www.sjwinfo.org/ -- they have a great forum ... "

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" ...as you stop Effexor as it minimizes the withdrawal symptoms: -5 HTP -St John's Wort -Tyrosine However, which is the best and how... "

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" ...so is st. John's wort. It doesn't work for everybody ...to work. 5-htp works great ... "

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