Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.
There are a number of myths surrounding postnatal depression, some of which helped Megan Blandford ignore her own PND for so long. Here's why so many PND myths just aren’t true.
After my first child, from the moment I woke up to the moment I finally fell into a drug-induced sleep, it was pure hell.
'I hated touching him, I hated looking at him - I genuinely thought that I hated him.'
If a woman's principal feeling toward her child is disinterest, it may be a sign of postnatal depression.
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Postnatal depression is much better understood today. Not so its darker sister, postnatal psychosis.
"I had daddy depression."
While childbirth is often a joyful event, it rarely unfolds exactly how we think it will.
Brigid Glanville took time off work to have her second child, Clementine, but in the months following the birth, things started to unravel.
Rage is often followed by feelings of guilt, shame and secrecy.
I am a mother and I have depression.
She is understandable nervous about suffering the same fate again.