REVIEW ☆ Moody Bitches



10 thoughts on “Moody Bitches

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    We are not men We are women We feel deeply express our emotions freuently and get moody monthly It's normal It's nature's way And we don't necessarily have to medicate away the essence 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 i

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    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 skin every time I heard a loud noise I was totally stressed out

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    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 an experienced person in all fields women of course she is a wom

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    I found this book rather disappointing and far from groundbreaking If you're reasonably 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 t

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    I received a free copy of this book and have been thoroughly enjoying the read Dr Holland writes with humor covering a multitude of issues that women face in this day age Granted this copy is an advance uncorrected copy so

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    I think this book should be reuired reading for all women However I'm not sure this book does exactly what Dr Julie Holland wanted it to Let me try to explain 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

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    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 portion 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 everyone on SS

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    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 side effects and that she chooses not to take those drugs h

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    I received a free copy of this book from the GoodReads First Reads giveaways in exchange for an honest review A very comprehensive and informative book the section on perimenopause was especially helpful to me

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    Initially I picked this book up because the title had me intrigued especially the moody bitches 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

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CHARACTERS ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Julie Holland

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 early 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 empathic intuitive and aware of our own capabilities If we deny our emotionality we deny the breadth of our talents   Yet millions We are not men We are women We feel deeply express our emotions freuently and get moody monthly It s normal It s nature s way And we don t necessarily have to medicate away the essence 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 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 an emotional female is often marked as unstable Dr Holland lets her readers know what mood cycles are normal and 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 self explanatory 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 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 leisure experience That s just based on my 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 of earth 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

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Information about the drugs we’re being offered and the direct link between food and mood and she offers practical advice on sex exercise and sleep strategies as well as some surprisingly effective 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 every stage of life I received a free copy of this book from the GoodReads First Reads giveaways in exchange for an honest review A very comprehensive and informative book the section on perimenopause was especially helpful to me

CHARACTERS ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Julie Holland

Of American women are medicating away their emotions with psychiatric drugs whose effects are far reaching than most of us realize And even if we don’t pop a pill women everywhere are numbing their emotions 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 insider I think this book should be reuired reading for all women However I m not sure this book does exactly what Dr Julie Holland wanted it to Let me try to explain 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 elsewhere Many books for women don t usually go into such depth on hormones and how they effect you over your 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 with each other with moods and with drugs The second is the rah rah woman part of the book that talks about embracing 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 embracing your moods and your emotions 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 embracing 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 expectations 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 Nagoski Nagoski s book is about sex and sexuality but her discussion of how societal stressors can effect your libido and enjoyment 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