Bipolar Disorder Risk and Postpartum Problems

Postpartum depression or baby blues is considered a common occurrencethat many women suffer from after birth, but that doesn't mean womenshouldn't seek care to treat the condition. ... read more »

How to Manage Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy

Bipolar disorder is not a rare condition and there is no contraindication getting pregnant as long as you are under good medical care. ... read more »

Warning Signs in Children at High Risk for Bipolar Disorders

Most children of a bipolar parent will never develop the disorder but a recent study has identified early warning signs in the children most likely to develop a bipolar disorder themselves. ... read more »

Can Maternal Smoking Cause Mental Health Disorders?

I know that smoking definitely causes health problems for mothers and their children. Even smoking around toddlers is dangerous and can cause as many issues as smoking during pregnancy. ... read more »

Bipolar Disorder: TTC, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Period

If you suffer from bipolar disorder, is important to understand how trying to conceive (TTC), pregnancy and the postpartum period will affect your mental health.  ... read more »

Lithium During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Lithium and pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Paxil (Paroxetine) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Paroxetine (Paxil) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Prozac (Fluoxetine) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Prozac (Fluoxetine) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Pregnancy Can Trigger Resurgence of Symptoms in Bipolar Women

Pregnancy can be a tricky time for women diagnosed with psychiatricdisorders but a new study indicates it's especially tough on womenpreviously diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD). ... read more »

Risk of Bipolar Disorder Increases with Maternal Flu

According to research published in JAMA Psychiatry, children born to mothers who suffered from the flu during pregnancy were four times more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The study was completed with support from the National Institutes of Health. ... read more »

Bipolar Disorder and Your Pregnancy: Link Unclear

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after my first two children were born. The condition is said to peak in fertile years and that’s exactly what happened in my case. ... read more »

Coping with Breast Cancer and Bipolar Depression

Hearing the words “you have breast cancer” is devastating enough, but when you have bipolar disorder, it is a double whammy. ... read more »

The Dangers of Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum depression is fairly common. Most of us know someone who had postpartum depression. However, the cousin of postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis, is far more dangerous for women and can pose serious concerns for both the mother and child. ... read more »

The Risks of Bipolar Disorder and Pregnancy

Bipolar disorder can unfortunately become even worse during pregnancy because the typical medication used to treat the disorder doesn’t seem to work quite as well. ... read more »