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Alanis Morissette reveals battle with postpartum depression

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Alanis Morissette (right) and Mario Treadway in 2015. - Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP © Provided by New York Daily News Alanis Morissette (right) and Mario Treadway in 2015. - Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Alanis Morissette is coming clean about her difficult battle with postpartum depression.

The 43-year-old, who gave birth 14 months ago to daughter Onyx Solace, says her postpartum depression is four times worst this time around than when she had her son, Ever Imre, 6 and a half years ago, People reported.

"There are days I'm debilitated to the point where I can barely move," she told the mag. "As a kid, I imagined having children and being with an amazing partner. This is a whole other wrench I didn't anticipate."

The "You Oughta Know" singer shared with People how she felt after giving birth to Ever, including suffering from feelings of lethargy, insomnia and intense physical pain, while also having "horrifyingly scary" visions of harm being done to her family.

It took 16 months after her son was born to be diagnosed with the disorder, according to People.

"It's very isolating," she said. "I'm used to being the Rock of Gibraltar, providing, protecting and maneuvering. It had me question everything. I've known myself to be a really incredible decision-maker and a leader that people can rely on. [NOW]I can barely decide what to eat for dinner."

The well-known artist turned to but what else but singing and writing songs to deal with the pain.

She told People she has written many songs over the past three months.

"I had to start writing songs, or I was going to implode," she shared.

She also revealed she is on a combination of medication and homeopathic therapies to downplay the symptoms.

Alanis Morissette reveals she is suffering from postpartum depression. - Willy Sanjuan/Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP © Provided by New York Daily News Alanis Morissette reveals she is suffering from postpartum depression. - Willy Sanjuan/Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Morissette has been married to rapper Mario "Souleye" Treadway, 37, for seven year, who she says has been challenged by her PDD. However, the couple's main focus is to make sure that the children are loved and that it doesn't become their "burden."

The "Ironic" musician also vowed not to be silent any longer about her battle, because a stigma still surrounds it.

Other celebrity moms have been open about their struggles with PPD in an attempt to break the stigma.

Chrissy Teigen, Hayden Panettiere, Drew Barrymore, Adele and Lena Headey are among the famous faces who have shared their stories of postpartum with the world.

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