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Depakote Alternatives

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Alternative to Meds Center is very familiar with effective Depakote alternatives and natural solutions for mental health issues.

Individuals who seek Depakote alternatives help do so for many different reasons; such as to stop suffering from side effects or address their mental health in a more natural way. We help people to get off Depakote and become mentally and physically healthy without medication.

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We know there are better ways of life than remaining on prescription drugs and fighting side effects or other problems.

Depakote ( divalproex sodium, Valproic Acid ) is prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy and migraines. It is also frequently prescribed as a mood stabilizer for the treatment of bipolar disorder ( even though it is anti-convulsant ), and particularly in cases where patients have been non-responsive to antidepressants or other medications. Many doctors that treat patients who suffer from bipolar disorder, and the patients as well, would agree that bipolar is a challenging disorder to treat incompletely effective manners. Even though there is a constantly rising number of new pharmaceutical compounds that are meant to stabilize depression and address bipolar, drugs are just not always completely satisfactory for many patients.

A Combined Medical and Holistic Approach Is Key

With a combined medical and holistic approach, you can get off Depakote and be mentally healthy. Sufferers of bipolar may often find themselves choosing between living a life with uncomfortable side effects of using an alternative to Depakote and somehow figuring out how to manage serious mood swings. Other individuals may find despite exhausting processes of trial and error with several different drugs or combinations of medications, their mental health symptoms persist and cause major problems.

Many women with bipolar disorder who want children may have to choose between using alternatives during pregnancy and risking the chance that their child could suffer birth defects; all mood stabilizers available are suspected of being harmful to a developing fetus in humans. Fortunately, there are several viable and potentially very effective Depakote alternatives. Many alternatives to Depakote can be effective by themselves and may help to lessen and prevent mood swings to a point where patients are able to lead satisfying lifestyles. In situations where Depakote has been deemed as unacceptable by doctors and patients due to health complications, antipsychotic alternatives can help allow patients achieve a comfortable, gradual Depakote tapering process.

Alternatives for bipolar disorder treatment can work in many different fashions but tend to come in one of three ways or more. Firstly, some alternative therapies appear to operate in similar ways as pharmaceuticals in the management of mood, but with significantly lower risks or no risks of side effects. For example, St. Johns Wort, the herb has been known to have anti-depressant activity and acupuncture is a fairly effective treatment for controlling and preventing mania in many people. Secondly, other Depakote alternative approaches search for and often find underlying explanations for bipolar disorder, manic depression, and other mental health conditions diagnosed by psychiatrists. For example, endocrine problems that are untreated are vastly recognized for causing difficulties with mood, and food allergies can cause extreme mood swings for some people.

We discover why you started having symptoms and offer a scientific solution to the underlying problem. Most alternative treatments aim to improve an individual’s health overall, under the belief that this can help the body to be more effective in fighting mood problems (particularly mood swings and depression). For some, as an example, not taking care of themselves and their health may result in high blood pressure or heart problems; for others, mood problems may result. Physical or emotional stress may worsen bipolar disorder or depression, so learning how to handle stress better through mood stabilizer alternatives such as psychotherapy (talk-therapy), developing proper nutritional habits, and regular physical activities may help keep the disorder under control. Individuals are often put on this drug without knowing all the possibilities of Depakote withdrawal. Our medical director helps people reduce dependency upon psychiatric drugs and create effective natural alternatives to Depakote.

ATMC treatment protocolsTo effectively withdrawal from these drugs, Alternative to Meds Center uses these methods: lab testing for the underlying causes of the original issues, since toxicity is usually the culprit, then we aim to clear the person of toxins. We use supplements that support inhibitory compounds of neurochemistry, and our program aims at using natural substances to maintain stabilization of neurochemistry, body detoxification to rid individuals of accumulated toxins, custom nutritional therapy such as IV amino, massage, acupuncture, peer support, exercise training, and healing holistic therapies which can address expected symptoms from stopping Depakote. Once the client is stable from the therapies and sedated, the medication can be safely reduced. Our holistic Depakote alternatives treatments are effective and compassionate.



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Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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