Bipolar Book Review: Birth of a New Brain

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Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

Dyane Harwood

Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down. You instantly feel connected to the author and all you want is for her to find the solution to her mysterious disease.

She does an amazing job in showing the reader the reality of the bipolar disease including mania. “It was incredible to feel so creative, but my rapid thoughts scared me and made me anxious.” When I read that I was like, yup, exactly, and she continued from there.

Her memoir is so honest in its portrayal of the poor mental healthcare that is available in this country. Her challenges and triumphs with various medications will speak to anyone who’s been through the medication roller coaster.

She also brings to light the challenge of trying to work when your body is simply not cooperating. How we…

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