Howard's Depression Battle Lasted 18 Months

Actress BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD has opened up about her battle with post-natal depression, insisting the condition began the moment her son was born.
The Spider-Man 3 star, daughter of director Ron Howard, gave birth to her first child, Theo, in 2007 but was immediately hit by the baby blues.
She spent 18 months in a "black hole" during which she felt unable to connect with Theo and her husband Seth Gabel, until her agony lifted as suddenly as it had arrived.
Howard tells Britain's Stella magazine, "What was so devious about it is that I am normally such an optimistic person. And it hit the moment that he was born. Something was really off, and I didn't want to admit it. I felt as if I was in a black hole and I couldn't get out of it. It was really overwhelming and went on for a long time.
"I was crying in the shower all the time, not feeling like myself, not feeling connected to my son or to my husband - certainly not to myself - not being able to make decisions... I felt totally overwhelmed in every area, and like a failure. When he was a year and a half old it was gone, suddenly one day. I was sitting with my sister and my best friend and I just suddenly felt as if everything was OK. There was a hormonal shift."


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