Does her motherhood play a part in her mental state of mind? If so, describe
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It is hinted that the narrator's anxiety and depression could be the result of postpartum problems. The husband has given the baby to Mary while the narrator "recovers".
If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency—what is one to do?