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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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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

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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:
9781134713615
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/19/2006
Series:
Women and Psychology
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
399 KB

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