Mood Disorder Get Well Gift Basket
People with mood disorders have difficulty regulating their moods and may experience major depression and extreme elation. Managing dramatic mood swings, along with the accompanying thought and perceptual disturbances, is critical for an individual's well being and social functioning. Many foods can be helpful in managing the symptoms of mood disorders, and our unique gift basket makes a very supportive gift for a suffering friend or family member.
Fatty fish not only keeps your heart healthy, but may help bipolar patients since it plays a key role in brain function and behavior. Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are associated with greater volume of brain areas related to mood and behavior and may ease depression symptoms. Similarly, foods rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) are helpful since ALA is converted to omega-3 fatty acid in the body.
Foods rich in magnesium may help some individuals with bipolar disorder because magnesium has a chemical similarity to lithium (a popular drug used for mood stabilization). Magnesium may help with symptoms of mania or rapid cycling.
Folic acid can also be a powerful natural mood stabilizer, and research shows that deficiencies have been associated with both depression and mania.
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Unforeseen high demands may occasionally necessitate an item substitution in a basket. The substitution will always be of equal or greater value. In addition, we reserve the right to suspend the shipping of chocolate when temperatures could cause melting. Typically we substitute other products for chocolate from May-September, but unusually warm weather my necessitate substitutions at other times of the year. Please contact us if you need additional information.
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