Bipolar disorder dating relationships

14 Mar

Regardless of these semantic problems, let’s go with the first definition and discuss the issues that arise in relationships with people who have bipolar disorder.

It can be difficult to find good resources on the subject.

F31.2 Bipolar affective disorder, current episode manic with psychotic symptoms The patient is currently manic, with psychotic symptoms (as in F30.2), and has had at least one other affective episode (hypomanic, manic, depressive, or mixed) in the past.

F31.3 Bipolar affective disorder, current episode mild or moderate depression The patient is currently depressed, as in a depressive episode of either mild or moderate severity (F32.0 or F32.1), and has had at least one authenticated hypomanic, manic, or mixed affective episode in the past.

It’s constantly contemplated whether or not bipolar disorder and relationships can successfully work.

I personally believe that individuals who have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, have the same amount of risk in relationships as those who do not live with a mental illness.

A great article did appear in bp Hope, showing that these relationships can succeed: Marriage and Bipolar Disorder.

However, if no such professional is available, our free computerized diagnosis is usually accurate when completed by an informant who knows the patient well.

Computerized diagnosis is less accurate when done by patients (because they often lack insight).

A disorder characterized by two or more episodes in which the patient's mood and activity levels are significantly disturbed, this disturbance consisting on some occasions of an elevation of mood and increased energy and activity (hypomania or mania) and on others of a lowering of mood and decreased energy and activity (depression).

Repeated episodes of hypomania or mania only are classified as bipolar.