Motherhood and Mental Health by Ian BrockingtonMotherhood and Mental Health by Ian Brockington

Motherhood and Mental Health

byIan Brockington

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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This book aims to display the great variety of disorders which can occur during pregnancy and the post-partum period, which make childbearing the most complex psychological event in human experience. It provides a comprehensive summary of our present knowledge, set in a historical context, asa foundation for research. It sets out to show how distressed mothers can be helped in many ways and restored to mental health.
Ian Brockington is at University of Birmingham.
Title:Motherhood and Mental HealthFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192629352

ISBN - 13:9780192629357


Table of Contents

1. The desire for children2. Pregnancy and mental health3. A portfolio of postpartum disorders4. Puerperal psychosis5. Infant loss6. The mother-infant relationship7. Child abuse and neglect8. Infanticide9. Drugs, prescribed and abused10. Postpartum mental illness and the family11. Services

Editorial Reviews

"..eloquent, comprhensive book...This is not a book ofr a quick read, nor is it a cook book for modern treatment, bnut instead represents a rich, well-referenced historical and current prespective on issues surrounding motherhood." Canadian Child Psychiatry Review