Postpartum Depression: A Comprehensive Approach for Nurses

Postpartum Depression: A Comprehensive Approach for Nurses

by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Glenda Kaufman Kantor

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Overview

This book integrates recent research on postpartum depression (PPD), organizing it into a conceptual model and providing specific steps that can help professionals identify mothers who might be suffering from postpartum depression. The author proposes a model based on five independent risk factors that combine biological and psychosocial views: hormonal factors, other biological factors, traumatic birth experiences, infant factors and psychosocial factors. Attention is paid to how it can be used to develop individual treatment plans and how nurses can build a resource network to help the new mother find community-based resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803950344
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/01/1992
Series: Clinical Nursing Research series , #1
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

An Overview of Postpartum Depression
Physiological Factors
Negative Birth Experiences
Psychosocial Influences
Infant Characteristics
The Multiple Causes of Postpartum Illness
One Woman's Story
Final Comments and Suggestions

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