She was going to stab her doctor, but she wrote Prozac Monologues instead.
Fourteen years later, Willa Goodfellow revisits this account of an antidepressant-induced hypomania that hijacked a Costa Rican vacation and tells the rest of the story, the consequences of being treated with the wrong medication, the discovery of an overlooked diagnosis of Bipolar 2, and finally the path to recovery.
Prozac Monologues: What if it's More Than Depression? is a comedic memoir of misdiagnosis and a self-help book about the bipolar spectrum. It offers information about how to recognize a poorly understood mood disorder frequently mistaken for Major Depression. It includes resources for mental health recovery and suggestions for further study. Plus, it tells some great stories about Costa Rica.
If your depression keeps coming back, if your antidepressant side effects are dreadful, if you are curious about the bipolar spectrum, if you want better ideas for how to recover, or if you love or provide care for somebody who might have more than depression, Prozac Monologues was written for you.
To be published in August, 2020 by She Writes Press and distributed by Ingram Publisher Services