Dating a person with bipolar disorder
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Mental health disorders typically stem from more than one cause, and Bipolar Disorder (BP) is no exception to this rule.
Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder: consensus and controversies, Bipolar Disorders, April 2005.
Few descriptions of this person ever describe his mental condition; however, psychology tells us that if a person is tall, dark and handsome, the halo effect that we ascribe to him will automatically include intelligence, wit and mental stability.
Then he would hit the "down" side and sink into the depths of depression.
These wild swings put stress on his marriage and threatened to run his family's finances into the ground.
Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, January 1997.
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, July 2005; Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health, May 5, 2006. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, January-February 2007.
” It was a fair question, especially since I had just spent the previous five minutes describing the whiplash effect of depression and mania.