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Ortion of the book is talking about SSRIs and other meds and how most women don t need them I have been on Lexapro for about 7 years and have freuently talked to my doctor about going off or staying on But she just rails and rails on how almost veryone on SSRIs don t need them So I decided to try going without them THIS IS NOT HER FAULT I TAKE FULL RESPONISIBILITY FOR THIS Well that Fresh Water experiment failed and after 5 days I was anxious anddgy and hyper and I went right back on And have talked to my doctor about this xperiment who supported itThat said I do think it is irresponsible to rail so hard that mos I received a free
copy of this book and have been thoroughly njoying the read Dr Holland writes with humor covering a multitude of this book and have been thoroughly From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read enjoying the read Dr Holland writes with humor covering a multitude issues that women face in this day age Granted this copy is an advance uncorrected copy so I shant offer any direct uotes I will however recommend the finished book to all of my female friends family Don t you just love that title As a female living in a house full of women this is BOUND to be helpful And helpful it sure wasThis is honestly such a worthwhile read for any woman out there This novel simplifies the body the mind and all scientific terms The author is anxperienced person in all fields women of course she is a woman herself This just helps this self help novel because she herself can relate to womenOverall an intriguing and informing read ARC kindly provided by netgalley in From the Enemy's Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society exchange for an honest review We are not men We are women We feel deeplyxpress our Doris Salcedo emotions freuently and get moody monthly It s normal It s nature s way And we don t necessarily have to medicate away thessence of who we are to make others comfortable In psychiatrist Julie Holland s book Moody Bitches she incorporates self help science and women s health issues to deliver perspective and clinical information about naturally cycling moods in the female body Dr Holland wrote this book in response to an influx of women coming to her office seeking out psychotropic medications to suppress their mood Specifically she saw a trend of women asking which medication they should take not if medication was needed Dr Holland discusses the multitude of factors that are Twelve Days of Pleasure encouraging this course of action such as heavy pharmaceutical marketing towards the female audience and women trying to advance in a male dominated world where anmotional female is often marked as unstable Dr Holland lets her readers know what mood cycles are normal and Gods Choice expected throughout the month as well as during key transitions in a woman s life There are four parts to Moody Bitches with titles that are pretty selfxplanatory Part 1 Moody by NaturePart 2 Mating MILFS Monogamy and Menopause Part 3 Moody Bitches Survival Guide Park 4 Naming Names A Guide to Selected Drugs In my field I work with many who suffer from true mood disorders and I ve seen both sides of the coin in terms of these drugs causing 180 degree changessome nightmarishly bad and some miraculously good Although there are times when psychotropics may be the first course of action I am in favor of trying non medicated approaches before reaching for a script whenever possible and Dr Holland agrees I love that she is reaching out to women and inspiring them to learn about what is normal and natural first It s called a well informed decision for a reason Being a moody bitch means being a warrior and your first point of defense should be yourself Be your own best advocate You deserve downtime and pleasure and your needs matter Honor your hearty appetites for food sex and sleep Stop beating yourself up with shoulds Find the healthiest thing that soothes your aching heart and give it to yourself without shame Dr Holland opens and closes with a bang and she has offered an Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye eye catching and intriguing title for sure but the meat of this book felt a bit dry to me It s incredibly useful information but in my opinion Moody Bitches may serve best as a keep on hand resource guide rather than a read straight through leisurexperience That s just based on my Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France experience though Check it out for yourself Knowledge is powerin this case girl power My favorite uote We are all beautiful and imperfect You can t postpone self acceptance until after you ve lost fifty pounds or switched jobs or found a partner Start where you are You need to call a piece ofarth a garden before it can bear flowers You have to cordon off a suare of weeds and rocks before you can work the soil and plant the seeds in order to cultivate anything This is a case of act as if If love and care is not applied first there will be no forward movement You can t care for something you don t care about 91216It s Monday so this book is incredibly appropriate. Er information about the drugs we’re being offered and the direct link between food and mood and she offers practical advice on sex xercise and sleep strategies as well as some surprisingly ffective natural therapies In the tradition of Our Bodies Our Selves this groundbreaking guide will forge a much needed new path in women’s health and offer women invaluable information on how to live better and be balanced at very stage of li.
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"especially the moody "the moody and the crazy I must admit I didn t really think it would be a particularly interesting read but it actually blew me away So much of what was discussed was so timely for me and validated much of what I have been feeling so it really resonated with me As a female of a certain age going through different issues I could really relate to much of it and I highly recommend it to other women I think regardless of what stage in your life you are at you will find something worthwhile in this book I
even suggested that my husband read parts of it If nothing lse it leaves yousuggested that my husband read parts of it If nothing Electromyography for Experimentalists else it leaves you the sense that you are not alone I really wanted to like Moody Bitches With such a catchy title and interesting subject matter it seemed like a slam dunk However I was disappointed to find that much of the book is based on based on uack science with no statistically significant research to back it up It also bothers me that the author chooses to prescribe drugs to her patients with potentially serious sideffects and that she chooses not to take those drugs herself Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 even though she suffers from the same mood swings and other ailments that her pill popping patients do Why not could it be the negative sideffect profiles of those drugs Seem likely However most troubling is the fact that this book could seriously set back the women s movement if people believe that PMS and other normal hormonal fluctuations have such profound ffects on women s behavior I have never sobbed and gotten really horny at certain times of the month and I don t know any women who act like this ither This is just the sort of ammunition that conservative reactionaries need to put women back in the kitchen and out of the workplace Shame on Dr Holland for pandering to popular culture and writing a piece of junk like Moody Bitches I think this book should be reuired reading for all women However I m not sure this book does Runaway Wedding exactly what Dr Julie Holland wanted it to Let me try toxplain Moody Bitches is a phenomenal trove of information on hormones moods interactions and how that all ties together It has much information in it I did not know and hadn t read Wicked Loving Lies elsewhere Many books for women don t usually go into such depth on hormones and how theyffect you over your La heredera del mar entire life cycle from menarche to pregnancy to peri menopausal and menopause It s fascinating and necessary reading But there seemed to be two books here and Dr Holland tried to smoosh them both together One is on the science of hormones and how they interact withach other with moods and with drugs The second is the rah rah woman part of the book that talks about mbracing your moods and your hormones and just going with the flow On one hand this is a book about the science and about drugs And on the other it is about mbracing your moods and your motions telling society to get with the program and smoking pot she is a fan of cannabisAgain I thought it was fantastic But I also felt that it wasn t living up to what Dr Holland wanted to writeShe speaks of mbracing your moods because they are natural and normal and just fine Yet on the other discusses how she herself takes certain medications and has no problem prescribing Ambien to her patients Which is not to say that I and Dr Holland don t think if you have medical issues that need to be addressed or depression or what have you you should not take medication for it indeed you should Her main point seems to be that we are unnecessarily medicating away the natural cycles and moods of being female and that is the major issue She somewhat skirts around the issue of culture sociology and gender norms though And I think that is a major factor in much of this overmedication The message is you can have it all but no one has really defined having it all and no one has thought through the implications of that Holland s concern is for those women who work full time also deal with childcare and also do housework or whatever is causing stress and then can t sleep get moody and get depressed Are these women dealing with clinical depression Perhaps not Yet we re medicating them anyway So the issue is less with women and moods and with society culture unmet xpectations and the overwhelming stress that modern society places on people women and our conception and perception of what life needs to beThe information in this is great but I m not sure the takeaway message is the one she was trying to sendWould I recommend this Absolutely Would I recommend it with some ualifications YesI would actually recommend reading this with Come as You Are The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nago. A groundbreaking guide for women of all ages that shows their natural moodiness is a strength not a weakness As women we learn from an arly age that our moods are a problem an annoyance to be stuffed away But our bodies are wiser than we imagine Moods are a finely tuned feedback system that allows us to be Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One empathic intuitive and aware of our own capabilities If we deny ourmotionality we deny the breadth of our talents Yet million. Ski Nagoski s book is
About Sex And Sexuality Butsex and sexuality but discussion of how societal stressors can Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) effect your libido andnjoyment of sex can also be drawn further out to correspond to Holland s discussion of moods and life With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC I found this book rather disappointing and far from groundbreaking If you re reasonably Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe educated and read than your friends Facebook posts you won t find any new information here I found myself skipping through numerous chapters as much due to lack of new material as by the way it s organized in life stages And while I heartilyndorse Holland s holistic approach to wellness Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time eat better sleep spend time communing with nature she goes off the deepnd a few times I just don t think removal of unwanted hair compares to deadening motions with SSRIs they don t both merit the same
"attention and a "and a tended landscape is not at the root of all vil moodsMaybe it was her sanctimonious delivery I listened to the audio version but I was often frustrated with the material and she just added to my bitchy mood I really thought she would provide the revolutionary and Forgetful of Their Sex enlightening information the hype promised maybe shed new light on medical approaches or further my understanding of hormonal fluctuations Zero for three on all counts I m giving it two stars because there was some marginally useful information the drug appendix at thend for instance but mostly it felt like a very long Cosmo article and I only pick up that publication if there s nothing Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing else to read at the doctor s office I was out on maternity leave when 911 happened and about month later I went back to work In addition to just being generally anxious in post 911 NYC I jumped out of my skinvery time I heard a loud noise I was totally stressed out from lack of sleep and it was tearing my heart out F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby every day to leave my two month old baby behind to go to work I criedvery morning on my two hour train commute into the city I was a wreck At some point I was prescribed Lexapro and it helped uite a bit I wasn t weepy and I wasn t getting those fluttering adrenalin rushesThe thing is I now have to face the fact that my body and my Walled (The Line, emotions were telling me something important and instead of listening I chose to medicate those feelings away Even if I did need it to get through a difficult time I stayed on the medication for far too long I don t think I was able to properly grieve for my parents when they died Things didn t get to me as much but I ignored real problems in my lifestyle my marriage and my financial state I made poor decisions at least partly because I was cut off from my own intuitionFor these reasons I relate very strongly to what Dr Holland writes in Moody Bitches I wish I had it available to me ten years ago It would have given me the information I needed to make a better choice for myself it would have helped me realize that there wasn t anything wrong with me it was just the untenable situation I was in I would recommend this book to pretty much all of my women friends in their twenties thirties forties and beyond It s a great book to read whether or not you are taking any medications butspecially if you are medications for anxiety and depression as well as birth control sleep remedies or hormone replacement therapy All of these medications have side Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany effects and will result in unintended conseuences that I m sure many people don t realize Some will see this book as a backlash against medications that are helping many women but I don t see it that way at all Holland isn t advocating annd to prescribing these drugs she is only putting information out that there we need in order to make the best health decisions There is no way that one in four women need to be on mood regulating medications I think this is a bad situation created by the pharmaceutical industry and living in a culture with upside down priorities I love Holland s holistic approach taking care of our physical bodies in a natural way will help us achieve motional health as well She includes a lot of great information about the importance of good sleep habits ating healthy having good sex and being xposed to nature The goal is to move away from depression and anxiety while facing difficulties like sadness grief and worry which brings me to what I believe is one omission in Hollan I received a free copy of this book from the GoodReads First Reads giveaways in xchange for an honest review A very comprehensive and informative book the section on perimenopause was Tempting Fate especially helpful to me When this audio came out read by my favorite audiobook narrator I told my sister This book can t lose And she said Oh it probably can And it didThe first S of American women are medicating away theirmotions with psychiatric drugs whose ffects are far reaching than most of us realize And ven if we don’t pop a pill women One Giant Leap everywhere are numbing theirmotions with food alcohol and a host of addictive behaviors that deny the wisdom of our bodies and keep us from addressing the real issues we face Psychiatrist Julie Holland knows there is a better way In Moody Bitches she shares insid.