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Maternal Distress and Postnatal Depression

The Myth of Madonna

  • Jane Littlewood
  • Nessa McHugh
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Jane Littlewood, Nessa McHugh
      Pages 1-3
  3. Models of Maternal Distress and Postnatal Depression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Jane Littlewood, Nessa McHugh
      Pages 7-26
    3. Jane Littlewood, Nessa McHugh
      Pages 27-48
  4. Women’s Experiences and Incidents Associated with Distress and Depression Following Childbirth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Jane Littlewood, Nessa McHugh
      Pages 89-104
    3. Jane Littlewood, Nessa McHugh
      Pages 105-128
    4. Jane Littlewood, Nessa McHugh
      Pages 129-144
    5. Jane Littlewood, Nessa McHugh
      Pages 145-162
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-212

About this book

Introduction

Written by a social psychologist and a midwife, this book moves beyond the conventional 'medical' approach to emotional problems following childbirth. It examines the range of potential causes of maternal distress and postnatal depression and puts forward suggestions for a practical, multidisciplinary and woman-centred response. The personal cost to women of postnatal depression is highlighted by the use of case history material and the Appendices offer a wealth of information on resources and avenues for help.

Keywords

depression intervention stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Jane Littlewood
    • 1
  • Nessa McHugh
    • 2
  1. 1.Goldsmiths’ CollegeUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.De Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13755-8
  • Copyright Information Jane Littlewood and Nessa McHugh 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-63834-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13755-8
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