"Lack of social support can contribute to postpartum depression," says Ann Dunnewold, PhD, a Dallas-based psychologist who specializes in postpartum depression. "And more social support is critical in making it better."
Investing in household help paid off
While she did suffer postpartum depression again, "My symptoms were about 30% as severe as the first time. This time instead of being afraid that I was losing my mind, I just regarded the episodes as temporary symptoms that would pass."