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I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Is it bad to get into a relationship if I am bipolar?
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe, maybe not.
It can be bad if treatment is either absent or ineffective to form a relationship or maintain one already established.
When trying to form a relationship it would be wrong to not level about your disorder. Trying to maintain an established relationship is even harder. Choices are harder with more invested in an established relationship. A good relationship is only possible with frank honesty.

In brief: Maybe, maybe not.
It can be bad if treatment is either absent or ineffective to form a relationship or maintain one already established.
When trying to form a relationship it would be wrong to not level about your disorder. Trying to maintain an established relationship is even harder. Choices are harder with more invested in an established relationship. A good relationship is only possible with frank honesty.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Relationships are associations between people that require a great deal of selfless participation.
If your bipolar is controlled with medication & counseling, trying to maintain a relationship is no different than for any other couple. Be sure to let your companion understand that the mood swings are not caused by them. Choose carefully, but don't avoid a relationship. Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: No
Relationships are associations between people that require a great deal of selfless participation.
If your bipolar is controlled with medication & counseling, trying to maintain a relationship is no different than for any other couple. Be sure to let your companion understand that the mood swings are not caused by them. Choose carefully, but don't avoid a relationship. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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