Motherhood and Mental Health

Paperback | January 1, 1998

byIan Brockington

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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.

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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 sh...

Ian Brockington is at University of Birmingham.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192629352

ISBN - 13:9780192629357

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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

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"..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