Alanis Morissette has always dreamed of becoming a mother ever since she was a child. The singer, however, did not expect she would face a tough challenge after giving birth to her son, Ever Imre, in 2010.

Singer diagnosed with postpartum depression

In an interview with PEOPLE, the Canadian artist recalled the symptoms she felt right after she gave birth. Alanis Morissette said she suffered from insomnia, intense physical pain, lethargy, as well as seeing "horrifyingly scary" visions of her family being hurt.

The singer suffered from these symptoms for 16 months before she was diagnosed with postpartum depression. The 43-year-old artist admitted that her condition has gotten "four times worse" after she gave birth to her second child, Onyx Solace, in June.

The "Hand In My Pocket" singer said she can barely decide on her own and added that the disorder had made her question everything. Alanis Morissette, who described herself as a "really incredible decision-maker and a leader," confessed that she could not even decide what to eat for dinner after she was diagnosed.

She went on to confess that she is currently receiving a combination of medication and homeopathic therapies to help her overcome postpartum depression. Alanis Morissette is also working with therapists on top of exercising daily and engaging herself into songwriting.

Alanis hopes to inspire others to seek help

The mother of two said she did not want to burden her children with her condition before she admitted that her Postpartum Depression has greatly affected her marriage with Mario "MC Souleye" Treadway that even holding hands at this point has become an intimate experience for both of them.

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But despite the difficulties in coping up with the changes, the couple still find time to bond and spend some time together. Although Mario Treadway has always been supportive of her, Alanis Morissette could not help but feel sorry for becoming a different person due to her condition.

The "Head Over Feet" artist, however, has reassured her husband that they will soon see the end of her battle with postpartum depression. Alanis Morissette previously described her diagnosis as "a really intense time" for her and her family before she decided to open up about her condition to the public in hopes to inspire other mothers to speak up. She also emphasized the importance of empowerment and seeking help whenever needed.