Healing Depression and Bipolar Disorder without Drugs: Inspiring Stories of Restoring Mental Health through Natural Therapies

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When Gracelyn Guyol was diagnosed in 1993 with a mild form of bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, she was prescribed a commonly used antidepressant. Soon she developed breast cysts and benign tumors, a possible side effect of the antidepressant. She went off the drug and within two months, her tumors disappeared.

Under the care of a naturopath, Guyol embarked on a quest to educate herself about the underlying genetic, hormonal, and other causes of depression and ...

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Overview

When Gracelyn Guyol was diagnosed in 1993 with a mild form of bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, she was prescribed a commonly used antidepressant. Soon she developed breast cysts and benign tumors, a possible side effect of the antidepressant. She went off the drug and within two months, her tumors disappeared.

Under the care of a naturopath, Guyol embarked on a quest to educate herself about the underlying genetic, hormonal, and other causes of depression and bipolar disorder. She investigated many natural therapies--including diet, vitamins, herbal treatments, and energy healing--before finding the solutions that have kept her free of depression and bipolar symptoms since 2002.

Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs features Gracelyn Guyol's own story and those of thirteen other people around the country who have cured their depression and bipolar disorder using only natural therapies. In-depth research and the expertise of alternative health-care professionals are included in this landmark guide for patients and caregivers seeking responsible, safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs.

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Publishers Weekly
Former public relations executive Guyol was determined to be free of psychiatric medication that caused dangerous side effects; that was the catalyst for this guide to the most effective natural remedies for depression and bipolar disorder. Highly detailed sections on frequently overlooked contributors to mental illness relate how many factors low blood sugar; thyroid disease; allergies; vitamin, mineral and hormonal imbalances; Candida albicans; parasites; excess caffeine and sugar consumption; and environmental toxins can cause or exacerbate mental illnesses and such conditions as autism, ADHD and autoimmune diseases. Guyol describes now common alternatives (yoga, meditation, reiki, affirmation, homeopathy) as well as those unfamiliar to many mainstream physicians (glyconutrient supplementation, Nambudripad Allergy Elimination treatments, Mahikari no Waza). The focus is not only on treatment but on recovery. In moving real-life stories, readers will meet people whose illnesses left them incapable of basic functioning yet they continued their search for healing, discovering alternative and mainstream healthcare providers with whom they partnered. While no single treatment cured them, a combination of helpful supports restored their mental, emotional and physical capacities. Guyol's respectful presentation of their tenacity in the face of great obstacles is, perhaps, the main strength of this effort. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Guyol, a former public relations executive, stopped taking medication for bipolar disorder when she developed precancerous cysts. Today, she manages her symptoms with vitamin supplements and a special diet. In this guide to natural remedies, she tells her story and that of others who have gained relief through detoxification, hormone therapy, homeopathy, therapeutic touch, and other alternative treatments. While the book contains the usual disclaimer about only reducing medication levels under the supervision of a physician, Guyol sends the opposite message-that drugs are dangerous and that the reader may be able to go off bipolar medication overnight. Certainly, antidepressants and drugs for bipolar disorder aren't a panacea, and complementary treatments can provide hope and relief. However, people with severe depression or mania may not be capable of making good decisions about the safest course of treatment. For the most inclusive academic and public library collections; for all others, Henry Emmons and Rachel Kranz's The Chemistry of Joy offers similar alternative therapies in a safer and more authoritative context.-Mary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, WA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802714961
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 8/8/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 661,526
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 5.38 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gracelyn Guyol is a former public relations executive and this is her first book. She lives in Stonington, Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Gave me hope and resources!

    This book is easy to read and helped me understand how people suffer with this disease. They suffer not only from the many effects bipolar causes, but also from many commonly prescribed medications that are supposed to help them! The author gives many references to various natural treatments- AND they treat the cause of the illness rather than the symptoms! I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to find help for someone with bipolar or adhd.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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