Dating with bipolar
Every human will experience highs and lows of life, but some people experience more than the proverbial mood swing.
For people with bipolar disorder, highs and/or lows can interfere with daily life.
Mania is a term used to describe a high-energy or elevated mood state.
A person with mania may feel on top the world or cranky for no reason.
Therefore, even if depression lifts or mania subsides, they will return if the disorder isn’t treated.
Most people find that treating the symptoms of bipolar disorder requires a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and psychoeducation.
Depression is a low-energy or decreased mood state commonly experienced by people with bipolar disorder.
If you have manic symptoms but are not seriously impaired by them and have also experienced depression, you may receive a diagnosis of Bipolar II disorder.
They have trouble making decisions and feel discouraged when fun activities which lifted their mood no longer work.
A person who has experienced 5 or more of the following symptoms may be experiencing a depressive episode: Not everyone who has bipolar disorder experiences depression, but if you have experienced manic symptoms, you may also be at risk of developing depression.
However, it’s never too late to explore treatment options for the condition.
Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition, meaning it lasts for a lifetime.