Postpartum Bipolar Disorder Research Study

This is an incredible and UNIQUE opportunity for people who, like me, were diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder right after having children. What a wonderful way to get your individual story heard and to break the stigma. Spread the word on this.

Kitt O'Malley

Walker Karraa, PhDWalker Karraa, PhD

My friend & colleague, Dr. Walker Karraa, is studying the stigma surrounding postpartum bipolar disorder. If you fit her research criteria and are interested in participating, please do so. Her book Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth is groundbreaking and a powerful, moving read.


Research Study: The Stigma of Mental Illness for Mothers Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 0-12 Months Postpartum

Greetings,

I am currently conducting a research study entitled The Stigma of Mental Illness for Mothers Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 0-12 Months Postpartum. The purpose of this study is to describe and explain the nature of stigma related to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder during the first year following childbirth.

To participate in this study, participants must have: (a) received a diagnosis for bipolar disorder in the first year following the birth of a child; (b) be able to give informed consent; (c) speak English…

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2 thoughts on “Postpartum Bipolar Disorder Research Study

  1. I worry about pregnancy and bipolar disorder. I see what happens when my hormones throw me during my cycle and think, my God, what’s going to happen when I have pregnancy hormones? What kind of effect will happen if I have to go off my meds? And then I think about my vulvodynia diagnose, which is a horse of a different color.

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