Post-Natal Depression: Psychology, Science and the Transition to Motherhood by Paula Nicolson | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Post-Natal Depression: Psychology, Science and the Transition to Motherhood

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

by Paula Nicolson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415163637
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Women and Psychology Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.34(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >