Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Mental Health

Metal Allergy and Its Links Bipolar Disorder

10/09/2007

Question:

I am allergic to almost all metals I have come in contact with other than 18-24 kt gold. Even titanium and stainless steel give me rashes. About 6 years ago, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and it seems to get increasingly worse with time. My question is this: Could a metal allergy be on the outside as well as the inside and cause problems with brain chemistry?

Answer:

I am not aware of established links between bipolar disease and allergies to metals. Bipolar illness has a chronic course and can be exacerbated by a number of factors (both biological and psychological) and close monitoring and active treatment are always indicated.

I hope this answers your question.

For more information:

Go to the Mental Health health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Radu   Saveanu, MD Radu Saveanu, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University