Post-natal Depression


Some celebrities, such as actress and model Brooke Shields (pictured at right) have even written about their experiences. Shields has publicly discussed her bout with post-natal depression after the birth of her daughter in 2003. Lasting longer than your typical "baby blues," post-natal depression includes prolonged feelings of anxiety, worthlessness and restlessness in new mothers. She said that at one point, she "didn't want to live anymore" because her depression was so severe. The actress sought treatment early on and learned to manage her disorder with professional help and medications.

Brooke Shields