Start Dating a manic depressive

Dating a manic depressive

"I have had a number of patients who have had affairs who never would have done that if they weren't in a manic episode…during this episode they exhibited behavior that is not consistent with what they would do normally," he says.

They will also sometimes jump around to different topics.

People who can harness their energy when they are in a hypomanic phase can be really productive.

Those who can’t often go from task to task, planning grand, unrealistic projects that are never finished before moving on to something else.

People feel like their mind is racing and that they can't control or slow down their thoughts.

This flight of ideas sometimes occurs with pressured speech.

"Chalking it up to moodiness or trouble at work or tiredness is pretty common," says Carrie Bearden, Ph D, an 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.

When they are in a manic phase, people with bipolar disorder can have an inflated self-esteem.