Post-Natal Depression: Psychology, Science and the Transition to Motherhood

Paperback | July 28, 1998

byPaula NicolsonEditorPaula Nicolson

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Post-Natal Depressionchallenges 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 a normal, healthy response to a series of losses.
Post Natal Depressionmakes an important contribution to the psychology of women and feminist research and will be of interst to psychologists, social scientists, nurses and doctors.

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Post-Natal Depressionchallenges 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,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:July 28, 1998Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415163633

ISBN - 13:9780415163637

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"[T]he author's use of the case material conveys how well she can bring together different types of information to make key points and to do so with great clarity."
-"Contemporary Psychology
"this work suggests we still need to look more closely at taken for granted assumptions in our knowledge about and at the questions we ask about motherhood."
-Jenny Littlewood, "Journal of Health Psychology