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 Subject: RE: No intimacy
 
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW
Date:   12/21/2014 10:10 am EDT
On the face of it, this sounds like postpartum depression. Postpartum depression usually occur shortly after birth, although late onset postpartum does exist. However, it is usually gone within two years. Based on what you wrote, it sounds like your wife might have begun feeling depressed prior to childbirth, and that this depression could easily have been exacerbated by the hormonal changes wrought by pregnancy and childbirth. Although I could never diagnose someone sight unseen (and there could be many other factors and/or symptoms that you haven't mentioned), it certainly sounds like therapy might be a viable option for your wife. This, of course, assumes that your wife is the one with the problem, and that the issues mentioned are not a part of a larger problem (i.e. marital or family issues; adverse reactions to medication; medical problems, like an overactive thyroid, etc.)
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Charles A 12/19/2014 11:17 pm EDT
 RE: No intimacy    
Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW 12/21/2014 10:10 am EDT
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