A few months into our relationship, I dragged him off to sex therapy because of his seemingly uncontrollable behaviour. Up until the escort point, I’d thought that the other signs – the spending sprees, sporadic drug-taking, or staying up all night to work - were nothing more than foils to his ample creativity.
Community Q&A Bipolar disorder can be tough for the person affected; some people learn to control it, some don't, but it's important to understand how they're affected and how you can help them.
Is it possible to have a happy and healthy relationship if you have bipolar disorder or are married to someone with bipolar disorder?
The picture that comes out of the studies done to date is very mixed.
"Chalking it up to moodiness or trouble at work or tiredness is pretty common," says Carrie Bearden, Ph D, associate professor in residence of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and psychology, at the David Geffen School of Medical at UCLA.
"The disorder varies in severity." Here are 10 signs that mood problems may be due to more than a quirky or difficult personality. Great mood Bipolar disorder is characterized by up-and-down episodes of mania and depression.