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Author Nicolson, Paula.

Title Postnatal depression : facing the paradox of loss, happiness and motherhood / Paula Nicolson
Published New York ; Chichester : Wiley, 2001


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  618.76 Nic/Pdf  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Family matters series
Family matters series
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- Being depressed -- What is depression? - official and unofficial definitions -- What it feels like to be depressed -- Who gets it and what causes it? -- Explaining depression -- What is postnatal depression? -- Discovering the paradox -- Different theories and different kinds of depression -- The baby blues -- Postnatal distress and depressed moods -- Postnatal depression -- What causes postnatal depression? Why me? Why now? -- Different approaches to understanding women's postnatal experiences -- Trauma following birth -- Factors influencing PTSD -- Worrying about the baby's health and welfare -- Getting the best support over the postnatal period -- Coping with depressed moods -- Finding social support -- Not all company is supportive -- Getting support to prevent PND -- What has happened to me? -- Motherhood and the arrival of self-confidence -- Happiness and loss: the paradox of postnatal depression -- Introduction -- The experience of loss -- The healthy grief reaction -- Losing sleep -- Losing time -- Bodies -- Feeling too fat -- Losing your looks -- Losing your 'mind' -- Losing my self -- Being clear about who you really are -- Finding yourself as a mother -- Being a 'good' mother: the paradox of sacrifice -- Introduction -- What is the truth about the maternal instinct -- Is maternal instinct a biological drive? -- Is there a paternal instinct? -- Is biology destiny? -- Were you born knowing how to bath a baby? -- The father's role -- Is a good woman the same as a good mother? -- But, what does make a good mother? -- Negotiating the boundaries bewteeen self and other -- Voices of the experts -- Postnatal depression by proxy -- Introduction -- The paradoxical burden -- Women's rage: gender relations or PND by proxy? -- What do women expect? -- Penelope's story -- Wendy's story -- Isobel's story -- Understanding PND by proxy -- Challenging the paradox and getting on with your life -- Introduction -- Taking control: when and how -- Social support -- Emotions fitness -- Cognitive-analytic therapy (CAT) -- Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) -- Physical fitness -- Where do we go from here? -- Conclusions -- Portraits of the women
Summary "Through the stories of 24 women trying to negotiate their lives as mothers, Paula Nicolson helps women understand more about the realities of motherhood. Ninety per cent of new mothers find themselves in tears and feeling 'down' soon after giving birth and one in ten will become depressed during the first year. Postnatal Depression: Facing the Paradox of Loss, Happiness and Motherhood shows how better self-knowledge and a greater understanding of PND can help lift the burden and restore self-esteem and harmony to mothers and their families."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Postpartum depress -- Popular works
Postpartum depression -- Popular works.
Motherhood -- Popular works.
Mothers -- psychology.
Depression, Postpartum [MESH]
Depression, Postpartum.
Depression, Postpartum.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
Popular works
Popular works.
LC no. 2001026203
ISBN 0471485276 paperback