Bipolar disorder dating site

29-Jul-2017 11:39

The main symptom of Bipolar Disorder is dramatic and unpredictable shifts in mood that affect work and your social life in a negative way.The following are some symptoms of the manic and depressive episodes according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV-TR.This can lead to friction in a relationship because people with bipolar may perceive their partners as constantly "nagging" them to get treatment.

She got so excited about things that she couldn’t get her words out fast enough.“I was excited about this blossoming relationship and enamored with this man,” recalls Hope, a freelance communications consultant in Denver, Colorado.“But I remember thinking, ‘He’s going to freak out when I tell him I have bipolar disorder.’” The “when and how” decision was taken out of her hands when her new love dropped a bombshell: His soon-to-be ex had bipolar and her illness was one reason they were divorcing.“When I met him, I was in a well-managed state and able to hear his questions and respond to them in a positive way,” she says.

With only his wife as an example, she adds, “He was shocked that someone could live a good life with this illness.” Opinion is divided on the best time to bring up the subject.When left untreated, it can be devastating to the person who has it and anyone in a relationship with that person.