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Having extra marital affairs, spending shared time as opposed to intimate time, feelings of jealousy. Symptoms of manic depression?

Hello Doc! I have a friend who says she has been diagnosed with manic depression . I am seeing some signs in her that I am not sure of. She is a minister s wife, but has had an extra marital affair with a man because her husband (the minister) is not taking care of her emotionally, mentally, physically, and sexually. She is hell bent on spending lots of shared time opposed to intimate time with her husband and family. She shows signs at times of jealousy and I pray that it does not ruin our relationship. I need to know if these episodes are synonymous with manic depression. Thx!
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Oct 2012
hi..these stuffs like being a minister's wife is itself a are considering a mental illness..but she may feel other way around..possibly finding solace in her marital deprivation! jokes apart..please arrange for a couple therapy via a psychologist..thanks..
Answered: Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

The brief history which you have provided is insufficient to say whether your friend is having a bipolar disorder or not. Moreover, since this involves inter-personal relationships, this makes it a complex problem and hence needs to be explored in detail. So, a detailed history, including past, personal and social history, and a psychological assessment is necessary to make a definitive diagnosis.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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