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Carnie Wilson also reveals her postpartum depression

07/22/2005 at 12:20 PM ET

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On the heels of Brooke Shields and Courteney Cox-Arquette, singer and new mom Carnie Wilson has also come out and revealed her struggles after the birth of daughter Lola. In the new issue of People, Carnie discusses how she "cried over everything" after the birth of her daughter in late April. Although she had a mild case and did not need to use anti-depressants, Carnie did receive help through the use of hypnosis tapes, and found that excercising helped her to feel more positive.

However, she says that she disagrees with Tom Cruise’s public disapproval of anti-depressants, saying, "I don’t think Tom Cruise is right…[medication] can help us live a happier life." She does agree with Cruise about the importance of eating right and working out, although she doesn’t think it should be seen as a solution, saying "[Tom is] right about exercise and vitamins. I do feel better when I’m exercising and eating correctly, but I don’t think that will work entirely for everyone. I was lucky."


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Shelley E. on

Post partum depression is very common, and normal. I’m glad to see it being brought to the forefront by celebs, so those suffering out there alone needlessly will get the help they need and not feel ashamed.

morgan on

Yeah but Tom Cruise needs to shut his mouth, because he will never experience what it’s like and vitamins and exercise isn’t always going to help. Some experience a really bad cause of it. It’s because of celebrites who experienced it and talk about it that help women know they aren’t alone and prevent meaningless deaths like the woman who drowned her 5 children and she never got help. Kudos to Carnie and Brook for talking about it and letting other women know they are human just like we are.

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