What is the role of complementary treatment?

Many people with bipolar II disorder (BPII) express an interest in complementary treatment options to help to prevent relapse into either depression or hypomania.

Complementary treatments are treatments that are used together with conventional or mainstream medicine, such as medications and psychological treatments. By being used as add-on (adjunctive) treatments, complementary treatments may help lessen symptoms.

There are a number of complementary treatment options available, but there is little evidence for them in BPII apart from omega-3 fatty acids.