Functional Psychiatry Solved It

Bipolar disorder, no more hassles.

Aimée Sparrow

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Functional medicine treats the individual based on testing, biomarkers, and researched genetic differences. If psychiatric malpractice wasn’t so common, thinking that if one pill doesn’t solve it, add on five more to balance the side effects, patients wouldn’t be so muted, unable to feel both happiness and sadness, unable to be fully human as we should all have the right to be.

For over 15 years, I’ve been fighting hard to be treated with dignity. To be allowed to heal and to go down on the dose of my medication. After a long struggle, I got on a small dose of one medication. It was much more complicated than it should have been. Seems as though practitioners are more afraid of relapse than they are of giving someone the autonomy they deserve.

The self-work I’d been doing until then was regular therapy, reading voraciously, sleeping well by building my lucid dreaming practice, and keeping in touch with good friends and family. I was doing all things right and also, I had achieved financial wellness. I was headed on the right track. Nonetheless, it kept on being repeated to me that medication is lifelong and the only way to control the illness, which to me was like a beast we cannot see, hear, or touch, but that ravages the brain in unknown ways if we do not keep it at bay.

I understand the concerns of my psychiatrists. This is all they know; without the human element, they cannot fully empathize with patients unless they experience mental illness. The model behind Psychiatry Redefined is that many mental illnesses arise from physical ailments, and when we take the mind and body as a whole, intricately interconnected, we can treat the whole patient and not just a part on its own. Covering up symptoms does not touch the root cause, and the mental ailments will continue to arise.

Today, after treating the root cause of what made me have bipolar I disorder symptoms, I feel more in charge of myself, able to understand why I feel the ways I do and for that to make sense. I can focus on real life and what is happening without being distracted by nonsensical emotional upheavals daily. I do not anymore have disordered moods. You can find a functional psychiatry practitioner nearby and schedule an appointment on the Psychiatry Redefined website. From there, you will be tested thoroughly and, using the latest research, add supplements to your daily meals and be advised on lifestyle changes. In a relatively short time, you will feel better from mental disabilities and feel enabled to live a fulfilling life, like I am right now.

Aimee Sparrow is an author, applied philosopher, and mathematician who has lived with a mood disorder for over a decade and advocates for happiness and inner peace. She is the author of Lunacy. Follow her website for more details.

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Aimée Sparrow

An explorer of the philosophy behind psychology and what we dream to inspire peace and solace from suffering. aimee.sparrowling@gmail.com