Behavioral Sciences || Mental Health
Post-Natal Depression -Psychology, Science and the Transition to Motherhood
Author: Paula Nicolson
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-13250-5
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-13250-0
No of pages : 160
eBook Price : $39.95
Originally Published : 18 Jun 1998
Post Natal Depression challenges the expectation that it is normal to be a 'happy mother'. It provides a radical critique of the traditional medical and social science explanations of 'post natal depression' by supplying a systematic feminist psychological analysis of women's experiences following childbirth. Paula Nicolson argues that, far from it being an abnormal, undesirable, pathological condition, it is rather a normal, healthy response to a series of losses.
Post Natal Depression makes an important contribution to the psychology of women and feminist research and will be of interest to psychologists, social scientists, nurses and doctors.
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Whilst written from a perspective of feminist research, this book provides a wide view of the social factors affecting mothers who experience post-natal depression . . . The subject of post-natal depression, as presented here, would be of interest not only to psychologists and social scientists but also to midwives and health visitors, as in these professions a broad view of childbirth as a normal, healthy life event is increasingly encouraged. |i health psychology update