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Can bipolar disorder affect my partner's physical health?

Ms. Julie A. Fast
Mental Health
Bipolar disorder is very hard on the body. Your partner may experience physical problems because of a downswing or may have a host of problems due to medication side effects. What you may not realize is that you may have stress-related illness yourself when your partner is ill, as can other people in your partner's life, including any children in your family. Many people think that bipolar disorder is strictly a mental illness, but as anyone who has just been through a serious episode can tell you, it wears out the body—yours included. Diet and exercise are two tools you and your partner can use together to control many different bipolar disorder symptoms.
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series)

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