Motherhood and Mental Health (Oxford Medical Publications)

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9780192621269: Motherhood and Mental Health (Oxford Medical Publications)

Maternal mental health is of vital importance. Many mothers caring for infants and small children suffer from depression and other forms of mental illness. It is essential that they are understood, since a great deal can be done to help them and to promote their mental health.
This book analyzes the variety of mental disorders that often occur during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, thus making childbearing the most complex psychological event in human experience. Brockington provides a summary of our current knowledge on the subject, set in a historical context, as a foundation for research. There are chapters on infertility, mental health during pregnancy, postpartum disorders, infant loss, the mother-infant relationship, child abuse, infanticide, the effects on the family, and services for mentally ill mothers. The volume features 300 case descriptions and personal accounts. It will interest all professionals in the medical, nursing and social professions.

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Stephen Mayson qualified as a lawyer in 1977. He became one of the first consultants to the legal profession in 1985. Since that time he has built up an impressive reputation, acting as a management consultant to hundreds of law firms - including some of the largest in the UK, Europe, North America and South East Asia. His outstanding reputation has led to his advice being sought by governments, corporate legal departments, law societies and professional associations. He is Professor of Legal Practice and the Director of the Centre for Law Firm Management at Nottingham Law School, where he is the architect of the Law Schools innovative and successful MBA in Legal Practice. This combination of practical experience and theoretical insight permeates his new book.

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"Stimulating reading and great information...Whenever there is anything I need to know about the subject, Motherhood and Mental Health will be the book I reach for first. I know of no other that is both so academically accomplished and so fascinating to read."--Journal of the American Medical Association


"It is unusual to find a scholarly book, single authored, beautifully wirtten and readable, 612 pages long with 4000 references....I found the book full of hope and promise for improvement in a field known about throughout history but sorely ignored."--Miriam B. Rosenthal, MD, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease


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Published by Oxford University Press (1996)
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