A bipolar disorder, nonetheless, is normally noticeable simply by mood swings so extreme that they can hinder a woman’s capability to make it through the day without having significant changes in behavior.
People with bipolar disorder, who often receive an initial diagnosis of unipolar (or major) depression, can struggle with their symptoms for years before the disorder is recognized and treated.
By some estimates, as many as half of all bipolar cases are not identified.
Women with bipolar disorder may be especially susceptible to misdiagnosis.
A recent study estimated that the odds that a woman with bipolar disorder will fail to be correctly diagnosed are roughly three times the odds for a man.
Symptoms of manic depression are varied, depending on the severity of the disorder.
There are three categories of bipolar disorder: Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Cyclothymic disorders.
For instance, a woman may feel inclined to involve herself in a sexual activity.
She may also engage herself in a shopping spree, spending immense amounts of cash in trivial things.
Still, many couples in which a significant other is bipolar are able to make it work.