Meditation, per se, is not THE solution for Bipolar BUT Mindfulness Meditation is gaining acceptance as an alternative and effective tool at managing Bipolar disorder.
The 2011 study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, U.S., found out that 2.4% of the world’s population would have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder at some point of their lifetime. The study found out that U. S. had the highest lifetime rate of bipolar disorder at 4.4%.
What is Bipolar?
Bipolar disorder is a treatable illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior; ones emotions. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the “poles”—mania (highs) and depression (lows). The change in mood can last for hours, days, weeks, or months. Know more about bipolar… www.bphope.com
Mindfulness Meditation can play a big role in handling Bipolar
Mindfulness meditation, due to its inherent nature, can help strengthen the internal emotions coping mechanism. With continuous mindfulness practice, a bipolar victim, can rewire the mind reacts; helps reach a baseline of one’s accepted happiness and peace.
Regular meditation increases the level of neurotransmitter serotonin in our brain, thereby making us calmer. An enhanced level of serotonin also leads to a more focused approach, which in turn, can make an individual restrain from rash decisions.
Regular mindfulness meditation has been found to decrease the level of cortisol and adrenaline, leading to lesser stress, anger and anxiety.
A bipolar victim could find it tough to sleep. The increased level of melatonin associated with meditation can trigger healthy sleeping patterns among patients.
The physical health of a depressive patient could be a matter of concern to his loved ones. Regular meditation sessions can boost the immunity levels of a meditator making him less prone to diseases and infections.