Nollywood Actress Dakore Opens Up On Her Battle With Postnatal Depression

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Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande has shared her experience after she battled with postnatal .

She also spoke about her battle for her mental health and new episode of #WithChude.

Speaking how her seemingly perfect and recent transition motherhood deteriorated into postpartum , Dakore said, “I had some slight complications after birth of . I a sad , and I just slipped into postnatal . I didn’t even realise it when it started happening.”

After a conversation with an older friend helped her identify the source of her sudden and recurrent mood swings, Dakore visited her OB/GYN, confirmed that she indeed suffering from symptoms of postnatal depression.

“I started realise that I wasn’t using creativity, so it dying inside. This after four years of being away from work. I just had this consistent and persistent sadness – a lack of joy – almost like I would be struggling to reach the joy, then sometimes I would be very manic-like very happy, then very sad,” she revealed.

“After a while, I started going to therapy. therapist asked me what I used to do before I had baby, and I told her I was an actor. She said to me, ‘It’ probably because you’re doing what you’re used to doing, you’ve been doing this since you were a kid, and now you’ve suddenly stopped’”.

She was however able to pull through and regained control of her .