I (apparently...) have "severe Bipolar I." My former psychiatrist (its a clinic...they come and go...) said that some of my writing looked like something out of a text book for severe mania...19th century "maniacs," apparently. Good times, LOL. I take 1 "atypical" tranquilizer and 2 anti-seizure drugs that double as "mood stabilizers." Welcome to the wild world of psychiatric "poly-pharmacy." I also take massive doses of vitamins (Orthomolecular). I tolerate the psych drugs well, and I'm "making significant progress," according to my counselor. God is good! Natural remedies sound great, but...some of us --need-- drugs, at least for a season. It is what it is.