Birth of a New Brain by Dyane Harwood (Book Review #513)


Birth of a new brain is a self-help book telling the story of a mother trying to survive a rare form of bipolar disease, postpartum mood and anxiety disorder. The journey is hard and displayed the perseverance of a mother struggling in a true sense of the word.


Dyane decides to dedicate her life educating her self on this problem. While I understand and have read books on mental illness and psychology, I particularly enjoyed this one due to its inspirational and moving story.


The story is authentic, vibrant and filled with real emotions, struggles, and triumphs. The literature standard was descriptive, written with care and well put together. What made this book stand out, in addition, everything else mentioned, was the author differentiating the bipolar disorder to postpartum depression. She actually combines them calling it ‘postpartum bipolar.’


Mental illness, to this day, is still a taboo and most often misunderstood. I appreciated the fact that the author here makes an attempt to create a short gap between these diversions.


I believe this book would be most suited to people that study medicine, psychology and enjoy reading motivational stories.


Written by Jeyran Main


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