Dyane Harwood shares her gripping account with postpartum-onset bipolar in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

I couldn’t resist reblogging this wonderful interview with Leslie, although I’m still on hiatus! 🙂

Love to all of you, intrepid bloggers!

XO,
Dyane

Leslie A. Lindsay

By Leslie Lindsay 

Dyane Harwood talks about her stunning memoir on postpartum bipolar disorder, family psychiatric history, & so much more in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

Birth of a New Brain_cover update_v1.jpgWhen I was pregnant, my husband heard on NPR that a mother’s brain drastically changes during pregnancy and then again during labor/delivery. It’s why some expecting mothers are a little flaky, a little preoccupied. And then, after the birth, a woman’s brain actually becomes better–she is able to better multitask, sense danger, and even retain more information.

But what happens when a severe mental illness is triggered?That’s what happened with Dyane Harwood. In her touching, unflinching, share-all memoir, she dives right into that abyss of madness. Having a family history of bipolar (her dad was a gifted concert violinist and suffered from regular bouts of bipolar), Dyane never thought she’d bear the brunt of the same diagnosis.

With the birth of her second…

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7 thoughts on “Dyane Harwood shares her gripping account with postpartum-onset bipolar in BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

  1. Hope that you will return to the BRITISH ISLES SOMEDAY. YOU PROBABLY DO NOT REMEMBER AS YOU WERE ONLY SIX OR SEVEN BUT WE JOINED DAD ON TOUR WITH THE LAP AND TRAVELED TO MANY COUNTRIES. IT WAS QUITE AN ADVENTURE.

    • Diolch yn fawr!!!! I love hearing from you Sara – as you know, I’m still following both of you on Twitter!! Are you still blogging and I somehow missed it? That couldn’t be the case because you’d tweet it? Let me know…..also, I’m hooked on a new show that was filmed in Wales – “Keeping Faith” with Eve Myles, who I love!! Have you heard of this show? It’s really freaky! It also shows off the beautiful landscape giving me more reason to go there!

    • Aww, I’m okay now, sweet Sharon!!! Um, it’s not selling millions, but it is technically an Amazon bestseller. I have no idea what that truly means, LOL! 🙂 I can’t get a straight answer on it. I hope you’re doing well, my dear. I –might— return to blogging in the fall! Kindred spirits like you make me want to come back! Sending you a big (but gentle) hug!

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