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From running marathons and taking the stairs at office, to eating less food, we usually try it all. But I keep hearing many stories of patients with bipolar disorder who are suffering from poor body image and almost losing faith in themselves because nothing seems to work.

I have been in the deep end of the pool myself, and I know what each one of you might be feeling right now. But we all need to keep hope. Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine published results of a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, which stated that people with bipolar disorders can certainly lose weight and keep themselves physically fit with a new lifestyle intervention program.

People with mental illnesses experience 3 times higher death rate comparing to the overall population. Obesity easily leads to serious medical conditions like cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Why are bipolars usually overweight? Because they often live a sedentary lifestyle. Add to this the fact that bipolar disorder medications increase appetite in people, and we have a problem in our hands that is almost unsolvable.

One of the reasons medicine has not solved this issue is because very few studies have been focused on patients with bipolar disorders. The aforementioned research started out by identifying the factors that make weight loss difficult in bipolar patients. Some of the factors located are:. Daumit decided to solve most of these challenges by bringing nutritionists and gym coaches to areas where bipolar patients already frequent, like their psychiatric rehabilitation centers.

In this study, there were about participants—all under three psychotropic medications which cause weight gain. They were split into 2 groups. One group, the control, received the usual weight loss approach which is simple information on nutrition and physical activity aspects.

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