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May 17, 2024

Is My Husband Bipolar Quiz

Kristie Plantinga
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May 17, 2024
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You've noticed changes in your husband's moods and behavior that concern you. Sometimes he seems full of energy and euphoria, while other times he crashes into depression and lethargy for weeks or months on end. 

The unpredictable mood swings and other symptoms leave you feeling drained, worried, and unsure of how to help him. If this rings true, you may be wondering if bipolar disorder could be the cause. 

You're not alone—many spouses find themselves in this difficult situation, struggling to understand their loved one's condition while their own mental health suffers from the strain. 

This quiz aims to provide some insight, but remember, only a qualified professional can make a bipolar diagnosis. No matter the outcome, prioritizing your well-being through self-care and getting support for you and your husband is crucial.

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Frequently asked questions

How does a husband with bipolar disorder treat his wife?

According to Verywell Health (1), a bipolar husband’s treatment of his wife can vary greatly depending on his mental state and whether he is in a manic, hypomanic, or depressive episode. During manic or hypomanic phases, he may exhibit behaviors such as impulsivity, recklessness, or grandiosity, which can be challenging for the relationship. In contrast, during depressive episodes, he may withdraw, appear irritable or sad, and struggle to engage in the relationship. Understanding and managing bipolar disorder within a marriage requires education about the condition, recognition of symptoms, and establishing boundaries to support both partners.

What are some common signs of bipolar disorder in men?

According to MSN (2), Common signs of bipolar disorder in men can include extreme mood swings with episodes of mania—characterized by extreme happiness, hopefulness, excitement, irritability, anger, rapid speech, and increased energy—and episodes of depression—marked by sadness, feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest in activities, trouble concentrating, and changes in sleep and appetite. Men may also exhibit high-risk behaviors during manic phases and have difficulty maintaining relationships.

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Kristie Plantinga

Kristie Plantinga is the founder of Best Therapists. Along with being on the client-side of therapy, Kristie has had the honor of working directly with therapists in her marketing agency for therapists, TherapieSEO. While working alongside therapists, she learned about the inequities in our mental health system that therapists face on a daily basis, and she wanted to do something about it. That’s why Best Therapists is a platform designed to benefit not only therapy-seekers, but therapy providers. Kristie has a Masters degree in Written Communication and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Music.

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Katelyn McMahon
Registered Psychotherapist, VT #097.0134200

Katelyn is a therapist-turned-writer with a passion for mental health. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of England and is a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Vermont. Katelyn has professional experience in aging care, addiction treatment, integrated health care, and private practice settings. She also has lived experience being on the client side of therapy. Currently, Katelyn is a content writer who’s passionate about spreading mental health awareness and helping other therapists and therapy-seekers Do The Work.

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  1. Tartakovsky, M. (2022, October 10). Living with a bipolar spouse. Verywell Health. https://www.verywellhealth.com/living-with-a-bipolar-spouse-5205006
  2. Bipolar disorder. (n.d.). MSN. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/condition/Bipolar-disorder/hp-Bipolar-disorder?source=conditioncdx