After all, some stats reveal that in marriages where one person is depressed, the divorce rate is nine times higher.And if one person is bipolar, the divorce rate can be 90 percent, Stephanie Buehler, Psy D, a psychologist and sex therapist, tells Yahoo Health." data-reactid="31"Bruni, 50, is just one of the 42.5 million Americans (about one in five people in this country) with mental illness, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.And SSRIs, the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, can cause sexual side effects like decreased sexual desire for both sexes, erectile dysfunction or delayed ejaculation in men, and trouble with orgasm in women.In fact, up to 50 percent of people on SSRIs can have a decrease in sexual desire, studies have shown.(Illustration: Erik Mace for Yahoo Health)Christina Bruni seems to have it all.She owns her own co-op, has a gym-toned body and striking good looks, and a career as a librarian.“Rejection is a two-way street, and I rejected plenty of guys online and in person, too.”one in five people in this country) with mental illness, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
“Ideally, you’ll disclose in your own apartment or in your partner’s apartment and ideally before you decide you want to have sex with him or her,” she says.
“I’m a creative, quirky gal who’s an artist and a writer, and I feel most at home among my own tribe.
I think someone with a mental illness would be more understanding of what I’ve been through, though I am open to dating people without mental conditions,” she says.
Navigating the dating scene is tricky for anyone — but how is it different when you have a mental condition like bipolar or schizophrenia?
(Illustration: Erik Mace for Yahoo Health)" data-reactid="27"Navigating the dating scene is tricky for anyone — but how is it different when you have a mental condition like bipolar or schizophrenia?