The dominant feeling when dating a BPD (borderline personality disorder) is a sense of never being able to win.
No matter what you do to please them or scold them, your efforts are either never enough or entirely too much.
The most common treatment for bi-polar disorder is medication and talk therapy.
There are many reasons that inspire falling in love with someone with this disorder.
This type of crazy comes with a diagnosis that often goes unnoticed until your heart is going for broke.
Terms like psycho, narcissist, and OCD get thrown around.
Again, there is a spectrum of functional on one side and dysfunctional on the other.
Mood disorders are different than personality disorders in that they can be more transient.
When going to school to get my Masters in counseling I was warned by my teachers that when reading the DSM—the bible of mental health disorders—I would crazy because it talks about behaviors we all display at one point or another.Maybe you have been diagnosed with a mood disorder or are dating someone that should be diagnosed. There are two categories of “crazy” according to the DSM.The first is mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD.In an attempt to shed light on what it is like to be with a person who is disordered—or as the layman would call it “crazy”—I’m offering a list of the two types of mental health afflictions and what it is like to be in relationship with someone who is suffering from them.This list does not infer that one party is the “healthy” party and the other is disordered.In fact, it can be exhausting to be with someone with PTSD because they keep odd and sporadic sleep schedules.Further they can have a hair-trigger temper or act impulsively when making decisions.There are two ends of the spectrum with this disorder. The mental health field is still running studies on both polls and the pharmacology field continues to refine its medicines to treat this disorder.When dating someone who is bi-polar it can feel very much like a parental relationship where one party is the “voice of reason” and the disordered person is “out of control.” When a person is manic they can be fun to be around for a short period of time and can often act charismatic. When in relationship with a depressive individual life can feel infuriating and frustrating.The second are personality disorders such as borderline, narcissistic, sociopathic, and obsessive-compulsive.They are both a type of mental and emotional prison; and when dating someone who has either (or both) type of disorder, it can feel like being caged.