Category Archive: Mood Swings

Postpartum Depression is NOT just Depression

I do a lot of research about Postpartum Mood Disorder and talk to a lot of women and, of course, any “expert” that will talk with me about it.  As a result of my experience, I have a lot of my own theories, thoughts, and opinions about Postpartum Depression. Someone recently asked me what kind …

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Mental Illness, Endocrine Disorder or Reproductive Disorder?

So yesterday was “End the Stigma Day” and I shared my story in my  I am the Face of Mental Illness blog post because I have no shame in having had Postpartum Mood Disorder.  I did, feel ashamed at the time though, so I can relate to why women don’t seek the help that they need. …

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I am the Face of Mental Illness

I asked my daughter if it would bother her if I titled my post “I am the Face of Mental Illness”. Unfazed at 15, she matter-of-factly said, “It’s true” and went on with her business.  By that simple comment, my wise-beyond-her-years daughter gave me hope for ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.  I teach my …

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Are Women’s Health Issues Being Painted with a Mental Health Brush?

I recently realized that some people view me as being “against meds”.   It’s true I refused anti-depressants for my PMS and again for my postpartum mood disorder (PPMD) because I knew there had to be a better solution.  Finally at my wits’ end with the PMS I took Zoloft for 6 weeks before throwing …

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