Don't get me wrong - I'm not asking because of a personal issue. Just am interested to know.
I know very little about endocrinology, and I understand that a long period of depression can necessitate a long period of resolution. However, it would seem to me that hormonal production and metabolic rate would at least be brought back to a reasonable level once the system realizes that food is now in good supply and "starvation" is no longer a threat.
Can anyone point me to any good sources on this?