Herbal and nutrients

How are herbal treatments relevant to bipolar disorder?

Herbal treatments have been suggested as possible adjunctive therapies for people with bipolar disorder who have inadequate response to their usual medications. Herbal treatments include traditional Chinese medicines, gingko biloba, folate and inositol.

What is the evidence for herbal treatments?

Moderate to low quality evidence suggests potential benefit of adjunctive micronutrients (EMPowerplus) for overall clinical improvement, with no benefit of adjunctive inositol for depression.

June 2020

Last updated at: 3:47 am, 1st July 2020
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