Dating people with bipolar disorder
An added bonus is easy access to the website and the bp Magazine – one of THE BEST bipolar disorder information resources available!
This is another supportive and knowledgeable community where you can also enjoy some other cool site features along with online bipolar chat.
The bphope forum provided by bp Magazine is a fabulous bipolar chat room with a fresh and creative feel.
The bipolar chat room is just one feature of the site, and it is VERY easy to use.
So how can you tell when your experiences are normal and when they’ve pushed into the extremes of depression or mania associated with bipolar disorder?
If you are thinking about being evaluated by a psychiatrist for bipolar disorder, consider three basic rules of thumb: functioning, feeling, and family.
Are the problems you are experiencing interfering with your ability to function day to day? Have your problems got you in trouble with the law?
Do you have trouble attending work regularly or maintaining a job? Do the demands of your difficulties consistently outweigh the needs of other members of the family?
Cybersex arising from adult chat may be a risk because of bipolar hypersexuality during manic phases. I strongly believe the bipolar chat rooms I have listed are generally safe and worthwhile spaces.
Is there a history of mental illness in your family? Maier et al indicates that about 5 to 20 percent of those with a parent or sibling who has bipolar disorder will also develop bipolar disorder.