Dating a manic depressive person

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If your thoughts are something like this and you are confused, you… These aren’t exactly the official symptoms, but they give a better feel of what it is really like to be depressed. The First Signs of Becoming Depressed are 1» I start waking up later. The TL; DR version: Mania and Depression are NOT opposite sides of normality.

When I start to feel this way I describe below, or when these symptoms show up, I know that I am either already manic or in the early stages of becoming manic. Instead, in mania is the brain signals (chemical / electrical) speed up slightly more than normal. The new bit is that in depression the brain signals speed up even more than in mania.

She could recount every failed Everest expedition in mesmerizing detail -- the sort of a talent I would expect of a rock climber, not someone who'd never gone camping. Then I found out."There's something you should know about me," she said, a couple of hours into the date. I tried to remember if I'd sipped from her drink."I'm bipolar," she said."Good," I replied.

"I hope it doesn't scare you off."Panicked thoughts raced through my mind. This was the odd humor Sara and I had already established, but I wasn't entirely joking.

So imagine that you’ve been seeing a man for a few months, and things are going great.

People Who Are Bipolar Are, For The Most Part, Just Like Everyone Else OK, so we go to therapy and take medications every day, but so do half of the people in New York City.

If you date someone with bipolar disorder and they’re doing well, they’ll pretty much be just like any other guy you would date: they’ll tease you when you snore, roll their eyes when you want to watch “The Haves and Have Nots,” and, hopefully, scramble you some eggs after sex.

We'd gone to a Hollywood hamburger stand and gabbed about bands and writers for four hours.

Sara was twenty-seven, and what people used to call a wag: smart, quick-witted, encyclopedic.

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