Book Review: Dyane Hardwood’s Birth of a New Brain

I’m still on blogging hiatus BUT I could not resist sharing this wonderful review by fellow author/blogger extraordinaire Cassandra Stout.

Her blog is one of THE best blogs about bipolar disorder & even if you’re not a parent. And she’ll have a book of her own coming out which I can’t wait to read! So pease go take a look at her blog & follow it. Cass is also on Twitter.

Sending everyone lots of love & have a great weekend!!!

Xo, Dyane

The Bipolar Parent

birth of a new brainDyane Harwood’s brilliant memoir, Birth of a New Brain.

Dyane Hardwood’s brilliant breakout memoir, Birth of a New Brain, chronicles her heartbreaking struggle for stability after the onset of postpartum bipolar disorder. Dyane’s battle to reestablish her mental health from the ravages of mania and the pits of depression is recorded in a gripping account with an almost-journalistic flair.

An often overlooked and misunderstood perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), postpartum bipolar disorder is listed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as part of the bipolar spectrum. In Dyane’s case, she suffers from a severe form of “treatment-resistant” bipolar I disorder, which spirals high into manic episodes and deep down into soul-sucking depressions.

Dyane deserves all of the praise her novel has received from various sources. It’s a fascinating account with a structure unique to memoir: Dyane takes us from…

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: Dyane Hardwood’s Birth of a New Brain

  1. I would be over the moon with a review like that so I totally get how excited you are about it. And, I find it totally accurate and well-deserved. Just sayin’.~~~~~Star

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