The Difference Between Hypomania & Mania

The Difference Between Hypomania & Mania

Last week Kimberly wrote about her experience with hypomania.  I heard from many of you who wanted more information about this, so I wanted to offer my understanding of the difference between hypomania and mania.  (Physician readers, I expect you to speak up...

How Mania Feels

Mania. Have you had it? I never did. I do understand from others, though, that it can sometimes seem like a pretty cool thing. Like you’re on top of the world. Except being manic, in the end, is not a good thing. Here’s how author and bipolar disorder...

Postpartum Depression or Bipolar Disorder?

Current Psychiatry reports on clues about whether a postpartum woman has bipolar disorder instead of postpartum depression. This is important, because many of the postpartum depression screening tools do not look for these types of symptoms. These clues include: being...

Joey Fortman: On Losing Your Identity

Dear New Mom, When I was asked to write about my ‘story’ and where I am today…I wasn’t really sure what angle to take. I could be my jovial self and share in a humorous & unassuming way the ups and downs of motherhood for me. But if I did...