Though the symptoms vary from person to person, bipolar disorder can disrupt several aspects of a person’s life, including their sexuality.
In this article, we discuss sexual symptoms of bipolar disorder and ways to manage them.
Links between bipolar disorder and sex
Some people with bipolar disorder may experience symptoms relating to sex.
Two distinct moods can characterize bipolar disorder: mania and depression. Episodes of each can cause significant changes in a person’s personality and may also affect their sexuality.
There has not been a great deal of research into the connection between bipolar disorder and sex.
However, authors of a small study in the International Journal of Bipolar Disorders report a high prevalence of sexual distress and dissatisfaction among female participants with the condition.…