a friend of mine has just told me she has been diagnosed with severe post natal depression. I dont have a big understanding of this as didnt experience it with my child. Has anyone else experienced this? I feel bad as i didnt have a clue she has always seemed fine to me..always happy this was the first i had heard.. she said she was having a few money problems but that was it. The doctors has upped her anti depressents to a very high dose (she has always been on them since i have known her since schoolyears) but i dont think that is a good idea..surely they cant be working and something else need to be done. As i said im not a doctor im just a concerned friend. I thought a severe depressant has trouble getting out of bed..doesnt want to do anything....etc. I would like to be able to understand..but she wont talk. Anyone had any similar experience that they can tell me about..thanks.