Postpartum depression is harder than covert operations for the CIA. So says Valerie Plame Wilson, former agent and author who went through postpartum depression, in an interview with NPR:

” … her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to twins in 2000 tested her in ways that espionage never did, she told NPR’s Tell Me More’sTuesday.”

Plame Wilson wrote a chapter about having had PPD in her book Fair Game. I interviewed her about the book in 2008 for BlogHer, and we went into much more depth about her experience with PPD. I thought you might like to listen to the 30-minute discussion, as she goes into further detail than the NPR story.

Wilson is now the honorary board chair of Postpartum Support Virginia.