How can depression affect my partner with bipolar disorder?

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Ms. Julie A. Fast
Mental Health
Depression is disruptive because it affects the mind and the body. A depressed person often slows down to the point that nothing can get done. Getting out of bed can feel like a monumental task to the depressed brain. Depression can also cause irritation and unreasonableness. A depressed person may be unhappy and mean, or weepy and clingy. Depression can distort your bipolar partner's thoughts to the point that they can say and do very unreasonable things. The duration of a major depressive episode can vary substantially from person to person and often persists for a number of months.
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