Dating a girl with bipolar disorder

26-Sep-2019 21:48

The film Fatal Attraction (quite an excellent performance by Glenn Close) and the recent court case of Jodi Arias come to mind.

Yet, sex for those who are bipolar can prove a real minefield.Bipolar is essentially a mood disorder which causes an individual to swing between depressed and elevated states.Some 2.4 million people are thought to be affected in the UK, with most diagnosed with either bipolar 1 -characterised by the most severe ‘up’ states, known as mania (which can also lead to hallucinations), or bipolar 2: the less severe form - defined by hypomania, a milder elevated state.Nevertheless the healthy mate wonders, “Why are we on these constant roller coaster rides?” Sooner rather than later he starts to resent walking on eggshells around his lover.

Yet, sex for those who are bipolar can prove a real minefield.

Bipolar is essentially a mood disorder which causes an individual to swing between depressed and elevated states.

Some 2.4 million people are thought to be affected in the UK, with most diagnosed with either bipolar 1 -characterised by the most severe ‘up’ states, known as mania (which can also lead to hallucinations), or bipolar 2: the less severe form - defined by hypomania, a milder elevated state.

Nevertheless the healthy mate wonders, “Why are we on these constant roller coaster rides?

” Sooner rather than later he starts to resent walking on eggshells around his lover.

I’d always known he struggled with high and low moods.