Dating someone with bipolar

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More often than not, we can lose sight of who we are.

The National Institute of Health estimates that nearly 2.6 million Americans are currently effected by the disorder.Although we usually explain mood swings in terms of highs and lows, it is not the case that bipolar individuals feel all great happy things when in a state of mania.Instead, all the emotions one normally experiences are on a more intense setting.Even if you understand mental illness (I was already struggling with anxiety and depression when my husband was diagnosed), you don't know what it's going to look like in a particular person.There are general parameters of symptoms, but they can vary wildly from person to person.2. Part of having bipolar can be what is called "anosognosia," a weird word for a simple idea: a mentally ill person who's unable to perceive that they are ill.

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