There’s a general understanding that mental health disorders such as bipolar disorder are going to have an impact on one’s overall quality of life. But a less discussed aspect of this condition is its social life implications and how it can affect your dating life, sexual health and intimate relationships.
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that can reorient a person’s energy and mood, as well as their ability to function. The cause is unknown but it’s thought that altered brain structure and chemistry, environment and genetics are possible factors. The onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs during a person’s early 20s. This disorder affects about 2.6 percent of American adults.