Biofeedback training is effective for bipolar disorder in helping with mood stability and reducing the patient’s dependency on medications.
Electrical sensors are placed on the patient’s body depending on what physiological states are intended to be measured and monitored through feedback displayed on the monitor in the form of visual or auditory cues that represent the patient’s heart rate, skin temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, sweating, muscle activity, etc. Through the feedback, the patient learns to monitor their physiological states by practising relaxation techniques taught by the biofeedback specialist to bring them back to a normal level.
It is considered a generally safe form of treatment but may not be safe for people with certain medical conditions related to heart rhythm problems or skin conditions. Therefore, it is best to consult a doctor to get physically examined first.
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