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Disinterest in Sex and Bipolar Disorder

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I need to know how come I dont have a sex drive anymore like i did in high school? ever since i was married and had two kids i found sex was like a chore to me. when i went through my divorce and hated him cause he took custody of my kids thats when i fell deeper and eversince ive been arrested four times for possession of meth or weed and ive been homeless in a sense for two years. my grand father is my only meens of support right now. but my fiance now wants sex and i just dont feel in the mood. and its not him, im attracrted to him. but could it be my disorders or shock from the kids and divorce still or what?
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replied January 31st, 2006
Bipolar Disorder Answer A247
Bipolar disorder is usually very a difficult psychiatric disease to manage. During a depressive episode, the sufferer normally has a weak libido; the desire for sex is weak. During a manic phase the condition is reversed; the suffered usually becomes very fond of sex. Medications used for this disease may also have a negative impact on the libido. One circumstance to consider is that you are still able to have sex, even if you do not desire it. On the other hand, if you were a man, you wouldn’t desire OR be able to have sex (impotency). You might want to seek help from a mental health professional to talk about the effects that medications have on you, as well as possible dependence upon marijuana and methamphetamines. These chemicals will alter your neurochemistry and add to feelings of detachment, depression, or disinterest in life (and sex).
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