Lactation mania or mammary mania are medical terms for the onset of bipolar symptoms after the cessation of breastfeeding which, looking back, I clearly had after the abrupt weaning of my seven month old.
Patricia Tomasi is a former broadcast journalist with <em> CFRB, CBC, CTV</em>, and <em>Global TV</em> in Toronto, Vancouver, Timmins, and Thunder Bay. She also spent a decade as a communications and media relations officer for the <em>Ontario Ministry of Transportation</em> and the <em>Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario</em>. <br> <br> Patricia turned to mental health writing after suffering from anxiety and depression, postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression. She's also raising a daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome. As a writer, Patricia is joining the effort of so many to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma of mental illness. <br> <br> Join Patricia's Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Facebook Support Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/outoftheblueppd/ <br> <br> How to contact Patricia: <br> <br> Blog: <a href="http://www.patriciatomasiblog.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow">www.patriciatomasiblog.wordpress.com</a> <br> Email: <a href="http://email@example.com" rel="nofollow">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> <br> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/PatriciaVTomasi" rel="nofollow">https://twitter.com/PatriciaVTomasi</a> <br> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaVTomasi/" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaVTomasi/</a> <br> Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/patriciavtomasi/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instagram.com/patriciavtomasi/</a>
By the time I became pregnant for a second time in 2013, I felt at my best, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. I took hypnobirthing classes and had a picture perfect natural birth. My baby was sleeping through the night from day one and so was I. There's no way PPD would ever find me now. I was wrong.
11/24/2015 03:58 EST
I just wanted to stay home in my pjs and watch Netflix, which I did on many occasions. So inevitably, I was fired last Monday. And I don't care. In fact, I don't seem to give a shit about anything these days. And that's concerning.
11/17/2015 12:05 EST
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