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.
She owns her own co-op, has a gym-toned body and striking good looks, and a career as a librarian.“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.She’s fit and active." data-reactid="28"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. And 22 years ago, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia.“I don’t have time to waste with fearful, ignorant guys,” she tells Yahoo Health.For people with a mental condition, when meeting a potential romantic partner, the first words out of their mouths are likely not “Hey, I’m depressed/bipolar/schizophrenic.” But that leads to the question: When is the right time to reveal illness?Of course, it depends on a multitude of factors: Some people are more open than others, every relationship is different, and some conditions are more serious than others.On Track program, which treats 18-to-30-year-olds going through a first episode of a psychotic disorder. This is just one part.” " data-reactid="33"Indeed, “a mental illness shouldn’t be someone’s identity,” agrees Hilary Bye, a social worker at Mc Lean Hospital’s On Track program, which treats 18-to-30-year-olds going through a first episode of a psychotic disorder. This is just one part.” There are a multitude of factors at play when it comes to making a perfect romantic match that have nothing to do with mental illness.(As Bruni says, “The lack of a guy in my life has nothing to do with my schizophrenia diagnosis.”) But for many people with mental illness, the stigma is very real — and can have an impact when it comes to finding a partner.“People bring in all sorts of biases and challenges they face into relationships,” Karen Swartz, MD, the director of Johns Hopkins’ mood disorders clinic, tells Yahoo Health.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?