Nollywood Actress, Dakore Akande Recounts Struggles with Postpartum Depression
popular Nigerian actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, has opened up about her personal battle with postpartum 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 on the podcast series With Chude.
“I had some slight complications after the birth of my daughter,” the actress admitted of her seemingly flawless life and the struggles she endured after becoming a mother. 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 her mood swings.”
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.
“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.