I’m over at Postpartum Progress this morning and we’re talking about Postpartum Bipolar Disorder. Many women who experience PPD in the classic sense also experience the very often misdiagnosed symptom of hypomania/mania. And some women even go on to actually develop chronic Bipolar after childbirth.
Its something I know I never realized until it happened to me. And with more research coming out that this is a relatively common outcome, I believe its time for the medical community to be more aware of this possible outcome, and take steps to properly diagnose and treat women who are fighting this illness.
I invited Dyane Harwood to share her own story of the fight to find balance with postpartum bipolar disorder HERE. Please click over and let us know if you identify with Dyane like I do.
So proud of her for bravely sharing her experiences without shame to hopefully help and inspire others.
I also wanted to remind you that March 30th is World Bipolar Day. Visit here for more information on how you can become involved. Please send in your photos (like mine shown here) that reprsent you as you truly are even with Bipolar.