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

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

by Paula Nicolson

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Overview

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 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 interst to psychologists, social scientists, nurses and doctors.


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ISBN-13: 9780415163637
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/18/1998
Series: Women and Psychology
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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