What do I do if my partner is bipolar?
Romantic relationships with someone who has bipolar disorderEducate yourself. This is the first thing you should do when you start a relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder. Ask about their experience. Try to be patient. Be open. Support their care. Get support when you need it.
How do you know if someone you love has bipolar?
Your loved one may be in a manic episode if they are unusually happy or energetic. They may have an exaggerated sense of confidence and make poor, risky decisions. Signs of mania can also be unusually high levels of talkativeness, a lack of sleep, irritability, and being distracted.
Does bipolar improve with age?
Long-term studies show that both major depression (unipolar and bipolar) and mania are most common in early adulthood and less common in older age. The prevalence of mania tends to decrease with age even more than depression. Mood symptoms in general decline with age, and the balance does shift more to depression.
Can someone with bipolar live without medication?
Bipolar disorder is not curable, but there are many treatments and strategies that a person can use to manage their symptoms. Without treatment, bipolar disorder may cause unusual mood episodes.