Famous Nigerian actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande has revealed she had slight complications following the birth of her daughter while speaking up about her personal struggle with depression and her road to recovery.
Dakore, a multi-brand ambassador and award-winning actress, discussed her mental health issues and the path she followed to overcome them in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo.
The mother of two revealed she was diagnosed with postnatal depression following the birth of her daughter.
Dakore Egbuson said:
“I had some slight complications after the birth of my daughter.
I was depressed and had just gone into postnatal depression. I had no idea it was happening until it did.
It was a conversation with an older friend that helped me identify the underlying cause of my mood swings.”
Seeking professional help, she consulted her OB/GYN, who confirmed her postpartum depression symptoms.
The actress further shared her realisation that she had neglected her creativity, which had started to diminish over the course of four years away from work. She added:
“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.”
Dakore sought help from a therapist who guided her through the healing process.