Our expert says:
Some people, rather than suffering Major Depression, suffer Dysthymia, a sort of slightly less severe depression but spread out over years. And pregnancy and child-borth can worsen this by adding a Post Natal Depression.
Anyone who urges ANYONE to "snap out of it" is an idiot with no understanding of people and certainly ignorant of mental health. Such a doc should be "snapped out" of practice and nout of any responsibility for your health care.
Don't work on this with a GP or gynae, but insist on seeing a proper specialist psychiatrist for a full and comprehensive assessment and a discussion of treatment options.
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