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

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

Paula Nicolson

Published June 18th 1998
ISBN : 9780415163637
Paperback
160 pages
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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 feministMorePost-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 womens 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.