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Dating bipolar

This document is aimed toward the person living with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and their respective loved ones.

I write it with the assumption that the Survivor will inevitably do incredible damage to their relationship; if it hasn’t happened yet, it will at some point.

Youngstrom prefers “rapid relapsing” or “rapid episoding” to indicate the pattern of distinct but recurring mood shifts.

“What that tells us is that even if we get you back to where we want you, we have to be on guard for relapse because this has jumped you already four different times in the past year,” he explains.

Paranoia and disordered thinking (not making sense) are other hallmarks of psychosis.

Catatonia (paralysis of movement and speech) can occur during severe depression.

“It gives us more clinical information about how to treat, about prognosis, and so on.” This is not actually a diagnostic category.

Formerly called Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, this is a kind of stopgap when symptoms don’t clearly indicate one of the other bipolar diagnoses.

For example, hypomanic periods recur without any depressive interludes, or there are near-hypomanic episodes that don’t last four days or don’t have the right number of symptoms.

This specifier can be applied to either a manic or depressive episode to indicate a break with reality, such as hallucinations (seeing or hearing things which aren’t there) and delusions (believing things that aren’t true).

Hearing voices, receiving special messages, taking on a different identity (often that of a religious or famous figure), and being convinced of a special mission (again, often religious) are common psychotic symptoms.

Although depression is the prevailing mood state for many people who have a bipolar diagnosis, it’s the manic symptoms that dictate which particular diagnosis is given.

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How well do bipolar disorder and dating go together? People with bipolar disorder can successfully engage in relationships, but it's important to share information about the condition early on. 
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28-Dec-2018 01:53
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My most popular posts are ones relating to dating and bipolar disorder. I'm glad there are so many people interested in this topic. I'm also a bit puzzled by it. Are there rules for dating a person with bipolar disorder? 
28-Dec-2018 01:56
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Whether you have bipolar disorder or are dating someone with the condition, learn what you can do to maintain a healthy and fulfilling relationship. 
28-Dec-2018 02:00
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There are common misconceptions surrounding what to expect when you have a friend or partner with bipolar disorder. Of course, everyone suffers and deals with bipolar differently, and there are. 
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If you just found out that you're dating a bipolar guy, you're probably worried. After all, bipolar disorder carries a stigma, and it can honestly be draining to deal with. 
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