Celebrities who beat postpartum depression
Carey Mulligan opens up about her postpartum depression after giving birth to her daughter
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Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs in women after they give birth, regardless of social class, color, or beliefs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), close to 15% of women suffer from this condition, but it is treatable. Symptoms vary, but can include extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, changes in sleeping or eating patterns, crying episodes, and irritability.
In the upcoming film 'She Said,' Carey Mulligan portrays real-life journalist Megan Twohey who experiences postpartum depression—an experience which Mulligan revealed she could relate to. The actress opened up to Vanity Fair about bonding with Twohey and said, "We both shared what we had both been through, like so many women have been through."
For Mulligan, it was after she'd welcomed her daughter Evelyn Grace with husband Marcus Mumford in 2015. She said returning to work, which specifically for her meant doing press for her film 'Suffragette', helped her move forward. "It was either cancel the whole thing or just get on and do it," she told the outlet. "And that—and a combination of lots of other things, and help and support from everyone around me—was my light." Twohey also praised Mulligan's portrayal of her own postpartum depression "in a very accurate and respectful way."
Take a look at the gallery to hear other celebrity experiences of the condition.
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