Comments: PPD

What an incredible story she has--I am grateful she overcame her problems, I just wish more people knew how debilitating it can be. Reba never had anything to that degree--hers might have been more accurately described as "baby blues" because it did go away relatively soon and wasn't marked by any psychosis, but I do know that my mom suffered through it with my older sister--the same sense that you're unfit and unable to see rationally. For anyone who's intending on becoming a parent, learn what to look for, and get help if it becomes apparent you've become depressed.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 11, 2005 02:27 PM

Mrs. is actually being treated for depression, which was a result of PPD. It took three years to diagnose, and they were three very tough years for all concerned.

She's back to the woman I married, and life has improved dramatically, but it's been a long haul at times.

Posted by skinnydan at March 14, 2005 08:51 AM