Postnatal depression: when reality does not match expectations

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Title: Postnatal depression: when reality does not match expectations
Author: Kauppi, Carol; Montgomery, Phyllis; Shaikh, Arshi; White, Tamara
Abstract: Feminist approaches seek to create theory grounded in women’s experiences, language and concepts. Some authors advocate for research focused on the socially constructed, gendered values and norms that create or sustain postnatal depression (Edhborg, Friberg, Lyndh, & Widstrom, 2005; Leung, Martinson, & Arthur, 2005; Mauthner, 1999). Based on this approach, the postnatal period is similar to a period of metamorphosis for women. As women adapt to their new social roles, they also shed part of their former selves, relationships, roles and activities which are incompatible with motherhood (Van Gennep, 1960).
URI: http://www.intechopen.com/books/perinatal-depression/postnatal-depression-when-reality-does-not-match-expectations
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11895/292
Date: 2012-01-20


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