Dating manic depressive
During a manic phase, some patients can have a total break from reality.
But hypomania, which is also a symptom of the disorder, is a high-energy state in which a person feels exuberant but hasn't lost his or her grip on reality.
When it comes to mental illness, there are plenty of stereotypes.
But in reality, mood disorders can be hard to pinpoint--particularly in people with bipolar disorder symptoms.
This flight of ideas sometimes occurs with pressured speech.
People with bipolar may not recognize or admit that their mind is racing out of control, says Dr.
"They have the same problems with energy, appetite, sleep and focus as others who have 'plain old depression'," Dr. Unfortunately, typical antidepressants alone don't work well in patients who are bipolar.
When you're dating someone like me — someone with bipolar disorder — you have to be ready for a bumpy ride. You'll never be loved harder or shown more affection in your entire life.
“You're like, bipolar,” my ex-boyfriend once told me. My moods were extreme, and at the good old age of 20, he wasn't much help in the situation due to his lack of understanding.
I would tell him to shut up and say he was rude for saying that. And although a lot of things began to make sense, it killed a part of my self-esteem. In the grand scheme of things, my ex and I both took part in the failure of our relationship.
We'll shower you with gifts, love letters and all of your favorite things.
We'll stay up all night kissing and loving you because you are our ultimate high. You are what we dreamed of when we were 18 and breaking down on the bathroom floor because another boy just stole another part of us.