In order to clarify, for a person to be diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, they must have at least three of the Manic Symptoms listed above, present at least one week, during each episode. The severity of the symptoms must also be severe enough to warrant hospitalization to avoid harming themselves or others. This should be due to the natural state of the person, and not as a result of drug use. This is the diagnostic criteria.
The symptom Maniais the most painful and deceiving for both the person and the people around them. It may appear to be a fun ‘… at first, but it’s not.
Sexual indiscretions such as having sexual relations with strangers, married people, or acquaintances can cause marriages to fall apart, sexually transmitted diseases to be life-long (because you felt more passionate and exciting by not using a condom when you were with a stranger whose sexual background was unknown to you), and social isolation among friends, family and peers, who are now wary of or afraid of your dangerous and impulsive behavior. This particular trait of mania makes it difficult for most people to engage in life-long drama.
Medical bills from STDs should be enough for any person to avoid this path. But… without the right medication and/or cognitive behavior therapy, some people are not, repeat not, able to control their own actions. It is perfectly normal for us to need assistance from time to time.