Just a quick note for those interested in the outline for some general approaches / suggestions for the herbalist seeking to provide support in the management of mental health issues. This document includes suggestions on assessment process, goal-setting, general tonification approaches, and specific herbs for mental health symptom profiles.
My feeling is that disease labels are not helpful in approaching this aspect of health. Rather, I like to focus on symptoms - highs, lows, fluctuations - and the constitution in which they are presenting. Herbal suggestions are presented from this point of view.