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Exploring the narratives of women who identify with the term ‘Postnatal Depression’.

Lea, Eloise, HEYES, Jo and PRIEST, Helena (2018) Exploring the narratives of women who identify with the term ‘Postnatal Depression’. Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, 33 (1). pp. 3-24. ISSN 1097-8003

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This study explored the experiences of women who self-identify with the term postnatal depression and have accessed NHS services for treatment. This research gives a voice to these women and hopes to better understand how to work psychologically with them. Six women were interviewed and narrative analysis was used to explore their experiences. A single story was constructed to illustrate the shared meanings from the women’s experiences. This depicted trauma, feeling unheard, the use of language and the impact of social constructs of motherhood as key narratives. The clinical application and implications of this paper are considered.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology
Depositing User: Helena PRIEST
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 12:18
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 11:09
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5071

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