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Response to Bipolar Treatment is also Affected by Diet and Weight

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Response to Bipolar Treatment is also Affected by Diet and Weight

A new clinical trial at the ENCP (European College of Neuropsychopharmacology), Barcelona, has shown that people’s response to treatments for bipolar disorder is also affected by their diet quality and body weight. This is a positive sign for those having bipolar disorder since it means that making changes in quality of a diet can also help in treating the problem itself. Though the results are still very early.

A group of German, Australian and American scientists have also shown that the patients who have better diet quality, low BMI (Body Mass Index) and lower inflammatory diet, response better towards nutraceutical treatment, that is included as a part of the clinical trial.

Around 133 participants were randomly asked to take a combination of nutraceuticals (compounds taken from foods like vitamins or minerals that treat or prevent a disease/disorder). Participants also received the study medication in addition to some stable treatments they were already being given.

The researchers then measured their BMI and then the depression, and how a person is able to function in their daily life. Researchers also rated whether a participant was improving, and how much, over the past 20 weeks. After that, the participants filled a questionnaire in which they wrote about what they generally eat throughout a year. From this, the researchers calculated their diet quality score. In that, a good diet involved fruits, vegetables, while a poorer diet included saturated fat, alcohol, and refined carbohydrates. Then they were categorized as either anti-inflammatory or pro-inflammatory diets, based on foods affecting inflammation.

This directly means that the bipolar disorder treatments would also need to take care of what a person eats and also their weight.

Speaking about this study, Melanie Ashton, researcher of Deakin University in Australia, said that if they can confirm the results after this study, then it’s a good news for people having bipolar disorder since there is a great need for better treatments for the depressive phase of Bipolar Disorder.

She also said that the team found that those who had a better quality of diet, a diet with anti-inflammatory properties, or a lower BMI, showed a better response to add-on nutraceutical treatment than did those who were found to be having a low-quality diet or who were overweight.

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10 WAYS TO BUILD A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP

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10 WAYS TO BUILD A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP (1)

Man, it’s 21st century! Who’s left out without a partner? None, some may be. But not for long. Partners are an important part of our life. Some say we have our parents, our friends with us, so why go for partners? This free advice is for them.

Guys, there are some things, some secrets that can’t be shared with parents or friends, but our partners will be there to be shared. And, will your parents love you, hug you, give you affection or pamper you when you are grown up? Like 24 or 25 years old? Simple answer, no.

But your partner will always be there for you. He/She will pamper you, hug you and love you, even if you are 40, 50 or 100 years old. Here I am not offending or blaming our parents, but the facts listed above are true.

Building a healthy relationship is a tough but easy work. What! Tough but easy? Yeah, it is. It depends on the partners how they build their relationship. Some relations are long lasting, some go on for long, and some don’t even stand for a little.

The conclusion is that, there are some ways through which a healthy relation can be built. I know most of you know these, but have you ever understood then? Or applied them? Let’s talk shit dime simple but effective ways through which a relationship can be made healthy and long-lasting. Just imagine where you are the male partner.
Here they are –

1. Have faith in yourselves

Have faith in yourselves

Have faith in yourselves

Yes, it is said that a relationship stands on two pillars – Trust and Understanding. A partner having trust in the other is really very important for a successful relationship. Imagine you are going for a party with your friends and you returned home late and couldn’t inform your girlfriend. What if she doubts that you had been spending time with another girl? This will lead to misunderstandings and ultimately break up. It is impossible to be in a relationship and still doubting your partner. You can never be happy.

2. Understand your partner

Understand your partner

Understand your partner

You had planned a date with your partner and she wasn’t able to come due to some family problems. She tells you everything but you are adamant that she did wrong. Is it good? Not at all. Have understanding between yourselves. Try to understand her problems. Try to understand what she is going through, what is her feeling and try to be with her and comfort and pamper her everytime you can.

3. Have the real Love between yourselves

Have the real Love between yourselves

Have the real Love between yourselves

Hey, we are in a relationship because we love each other. It does not thus love which I am talking about. Always try to pamper your partner. If she is happy, share her happiness and laugh with her. If she is sad, share her sorrow and always keep her close to you. Always try to make her feel special. Arrange dinners, dates, and surprises for her. Make her feel that you are so lucky to have her and she is your life.

4. Try to spend maximum time together

Try to spend maximum time together

Try to spend maximum time together

Try to be with your partner anytime, anywhere you can. That doesn’t mean taking on phone or face-timing for countless hours. Try to be with her in every situation of hers, may that be good or bad. Always be there to help her and be her support. Anytime she needs you or feels alone, be ready to be with her.

5. Do each and everything together

Do each and everything together

Do each and everything together

Do everything you can together. Spend time together. You will understand each other better. You week get to know more about your partner, what she likes, or dislikes, her favorites etc. Have food together, go on long drives, go on dates, go clubbing or partying together. All these will improve your relationship.

6. Share everything with your partner

Share everything with your partner. Don’t hide anything, even if it’s too bad to tell. Share her problems and try to consider her problems as your own and solve them. Tell her what you are facing or going through. Be happy together or get sad together. If she’s sad, do everything you can too cheer her up. I bet she’ll do the same for you.

7. Try to be realistic and compromising

Every relationship has its own problems. Try to solve them together. And completely avoid fights or arguments. These will increase distance between you and your partner. Even if you fight, try to be the one to compromise first. Accept that it was all your fault even if you are innocent. This will make her geek that you are truly committed and it will improve your relationship. Sit together and discuss the solutions for your problem. Don’t be shy. She’s your life partner after all.

8. Listen to your partner

Always listen to your partner. Be a good listener. Even if your partner is talkative, listen to so what she says. Make her feel you are always there to listen to her. Sometimes all your partner wants is for you to listen and be sympathetic about a problem. Sometimes she may ask you for advice. Find out what your partner wants from you by listening to her patiently. This week make her feel special.

9. Respect your partner and her decision

Respect your partner and her decisions. Understand her in every situation, good or bad. Even if she’s wrong, respect whatever she says. Then try to give your opinion and mane her understand why she’s wrong. Don’t ever fight or argue. Respect her, she’ll respect you.

10. Be the cheerleader in your relationship

Be the cheerleader in your relationship. Cheer her up whenever she’s down. Or support her and praise her for her achievements. Encourage her in her work, may it be job or study or anything else. Show her that you care for her and want her to be the best. This week persuade your partner to be more cheerful and enthusiastic during work.

I know you know these tips. But try and apply all of these or the ones you are missing and then see the result yourself! Go on!

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