Regardless of these semantic problems, let’s go with the first definition and discuss the issues that arise in relationships with people who have bipolar disorder.
It can be difficult to find good resources on the subject.
It’s constantly contemplated whether or not bipolar disorder and relationships can successfully work.
I personally believe that individuals who have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, have the same amount of risk in relationships as those who do not live with a mental illness.
F31.0 Bipolar affective disorder, current episode hypomanic The patient is currently hypomanic, and has had at least one other affective episode (hypomanic, manic, depressive, or mixed) in the past.
F31.1 Bipolar affective disorder, current episode manic without psychotic symptoms The patient is currently manic, without psychotic symptoms (as in F30.1), and has had at least one other affective episode (hypomanic, manic, depressive, or mixed) in the past.
BIPOLAR & OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS Getting totally, excessively focused on an idea or activity during elevated moods is a little-talked-about aspect of bipolar disorder.
Thirty years ago it was a term from international relations, describing a situation such as we had during the Cold War where two states, the US and the USSR, had the majority of geopolitical power because they were the only two real players.
The suicide rate in untreated bipolar disorder cases is even higher.
Symptoms cycle from clinical or major depression, to mania and manic behavior. It isn't the normal cycle of up and downs we all experience from too much stress, too little sleep, losing the lottery, or breaking up with a boyfriend.
Bipolar Disorder can significantly affect a patient's ability to function, and can result in strained or broken relationships, poor job performance, and poor performance in school or group settings. If left untreated, the disorder can even result in suicide.
F31.2 Bipolar affective disorder, current episode manic with psychotic symptoms The patient is currently manic, with psychotic symptoms (as in F30.2), and has had at least one other affective episode (hypomanic, manic, depressive, or mixed) in the past.
F31.3 Bipolar affective disorder, current episode mild or moderate depression The patient is currently depressed, as in a depressive episode of either mild or moderate severity (F32.0 or F32.1), and has had at least one authenticated hypomanic, manic, or mixed affective episode in the past.