X rated dating - Dating for the mentaly ill
I caught her at time where she would just be freaking out, maybe PMS .... When I asked whats was wrong, she told me she was bipolar. I dated her for about a month and a half afterwards, and then broke it off, not because she was bipolar or ill for that matter.
My roommate in college was a schizophrenic, and I would think that he would just come at me at night or sometime for no reason, I was 18 and still under media influence, now I understand they are harmless but very paranoid and even delusional at times. I think what many perhaps do not realize is that mental illness often times results from a chemical imbalance in the body. Because of the negative attitude regarding these illnesses many go undiagnosed because they are ashamed to admit they have such an illness.
I do not know what it is like in the States but here in Canada we have a shortage of GP's.
If you're married to someone who suffers a depressive disorder and they're put on an antidepressants,expect to live in a celibate marriage because the sex drive goes out the window,and that's one of the milder side effects.
Sure it will curb many of the symptoms but it will also destroy a part of the person's personality,usually the part that had the most character of that person,the part you fell in love with. If you can stick by your partner through that,my hat's off to you.
I wouldnt not date someone just because of a mental illness, as long as they were seeking treatment for it :)Been there done that moved on.....