On August 26, 2007, my postpartum bipolar disorder was activated during one of the happiest days of my life: the birth of my child.
As some of you know, all hell broke loose afterward and my treatment-resistant bipolar depression lasted a long, long time.
I’m super-thankful I can tell you that my life is different now. Although every day remains challenging, I’m doing relatively well.
In today’s vlog, I describe my recent freak-out with Bipolar UK. I asked the acclaimed non-profit if they’d share my SELF postpartum bipolar article with their followers.
They said no.
Why? Because Bipolar UK doesn’t recognize postpartum bipolar disorder as a diagnosis.
I expound upon that topic in my vlog.
On a brighter note, I mention some projects I’m working on as I approach my book’s October 10th “birth” which I hope (apart from the inevitable bad reviews) will be relatively pain-free!
Have a good weekend, my lovely ones, and please take good care of yourselves!
Read my latest article here: SELF Magazine “We Need to Talk About Postpartum Bipolar Disorder”
Dyane’s memoir Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, with a foreword by Dr. Carol Henshaw, will be published by Post Hill Press on October 10th, 2017. Birth of a New Brain is available on Amazon for paperback pre-sales. Kindle pre-sales will be available in early September.