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More than One I—The Healing of a Patient with Bipolar Disorder with Integrative Psychiatry

DOI: 10.4236/sm.2022.124010, PP. 139-156

Keywords: Integrative Psychiatry, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Transpersonal Regression Therapy, Bipolar Disorder, Cultural Explanations, Spirituality

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In the current study, we address the therapeutic components and the effectiveness of integrative psychiatry with transpersonal regression therapy as alternative and complementary medicine. The treatment of a man with therapy-resistant bipolar disorder was successful with this approach. The process in which the therapist analyses the issues found by the patient in cultural explanations like reincarnation, curse and spirit possession is described. During the therapeutic sessions, different subpersonalities manifested and negotiation with these subpersonalities succeeded in integrating them or removing them from the mainstream personality of the patient resulting in his transformation.

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