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Diet Tips to Help Manage Bipolar Disorder

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Butterfly half, black and white, and half color; bipolar concept.
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Deciding what to eat, big sandwich or an apple.
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Diet is an important part of treatment


Omega 3 fatty acid foods.
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Consume a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids


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Weight gain can be a side effect of your medication


Prescription pills.
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Be aware that other medications can cause weight gain


Doctor holding up prescription pad and pills.
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MAOIs can have side effects that are impacted by your diet


Aged cheeses at farmers market.
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Foods to avoid: aged cheeses


mug of beer.
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Foods to avoid: alcohol


Salamis hanging in store room.
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Foods to avoid: meats


Miso in a jar.
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Foods to avoid: fermented foods


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Other foods to avoid: fruits, yeast, beans, and chocolate


Variety of salts.
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Other considerations: lithium and sodium


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The bottom line


Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she has spent her career working at Johns Hopkins and is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Excelsior College. Carmen has over 20 years of experience in nutritional counseling, education, writing, and program management and is a certified specialist in adult weight management. She enjoys educating her students and clients about how nutrition affects the body and its role in overall health and wellness.