Depression After Childbirth : How to Recognize and Treat Postnatal Depression
For anyone concerned with post natal depression, male or female, this revised and enlarged book, reflects the substantial developments that have occured in recent years and aims to provide a greater understanding of the suffering that it causes to the mother, her baby and family. Above all it will help mothers to recognize their own symptoms and seek the correct treatment. Drawing on many case histories from her own controversial but dramatically successful work, the author attacks the popular idea that postnatal depression is caused by a combination of sleeplessness, lack of outside contacts, and loss of independence. She argues that a cure will be achieved only when it is recognized for what it is - a hormonal change that occurs in a woman's body after childbirth. The recent recognition of the function of progesterone receptors in the limbic area of the midbrain is highlighted in this book as well as the evidence of successful use of progesterone in preventing a recurrence of postnatal deporession. This book is also aimed at social workers and GPs.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 90.72g
- 01 Feb 1989
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- 19 figures, bibliography
Table of contents
Maternity blues; endless exhaustion; postnatal depression; postnatal irritability; puerperal psychosis; Nancy's tale; not tonight, darling; who is at risk; there's a time for everything; premenstual syndrome; hormonal upheaval; all in the mind; preventing postnatal depression; we all can help; back to health; post natal depression finds its way to court; a way ahead.