Research indicates that at least one in ten new mothers experience post-natal depression, yet there is little help available to sufferers. Cara Aiken's book will help them, and the professionals who work with them, to understand this illness. The book tells the stories of ten women from very different backgrounds - including the author - who have suffered post-natal depression. Their stories, told honestly and informally, will be a source of strength and hope for other sufferers. The book will also raise awareness of the illness and the destructive effect it can have on individuals and families. It offers positive suggestions and practical advice, based on personal and professional experience. It is a fresh, honest and positive book which will help professionals to understand post-natal depression and will be an invaluable resource for the many mothers who experience it.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.01(d)|
About the Author
Cara Aiken has two daughters and suffered post-natal depression after both their births.
Table of Contents
Forewords, by Ian Brockington and Denise Welch. Preface. Introduction. 1. Cara. 2. Rosemary. 3. Jane. 4. Julie. 5. Pippa. 6. Laura. 7. Gail. 8. Jenny. 9. Sarah. 10. Veritee. 11. Summary/Analysis. 12. The other half. 13. Post-natal illness: The professional view. 14. Practical advice and conclusions. 15. The myth of perfect mothering. 16. Light at the end of the tunnel. Help addresses. References. Index.