‘Big Eyes’ Star Amy Adams Suffered Post-Natal Depression After Daughter’s Birth
Amy Adams was struck down with postnatal depression after she gave birth to her daughter in 2010.
The Oscar winner and her fiance Darren Le Gallo welcomed their first child, Aviana, four years ago, and Adams battled the baby blues for a year after she was born.
She tells Britain’s Telegraph magazine that although she didn’t seek medical help, she knew that something wasn’t right, explaining, “I didn’t do well the first year. I was never diagnosed but I probably had a bit of baby blues.”
When asked if she believes it was post-natal depression, she responds, “Yeah. It’s funny because you don’t realize in the moment. And then looking back now… I mean it wasn’t severe, but I was definitely in a funk that I couldn’t pull myself out of for about year.”
Adams is then asked if she spoke to someone about her depression or if she conquered it alone, and she replies, “Both. I read a lot of books and I still do. I don’t necessarily agree with everything they say, but sometimes they will give you the spark of an idea that will help you change and do something differently. I’m not concerned about what people think about me, or being perfect, but I would like to just do better.”