This fact leads to the higher prevalence of mental health problems in women. It prevents them from normal, productive lives and activity in the community. Some of the most common diagnosis include PTSD, depression, anxiety, and Battered Woman Syndrome. Society today needs look at the nature of Battered Woman Syndrome, which not only should be looked at as a form of self-defense but also as a
On the other hand, postpartum psychosis is the worst form of postpartum mood disorders and is associated with delusions, hallucinations, rapid speech and mood swings, paranoia, agitation, inability to eat and sleep, racing thoughts, and, suicidal feelings. The manifestation, prevalence and management approaches to these conditions vary. Previous studies have shown that postpartum depression affects the mother-child relationship, mother-spouse relationship, as well as the cognitive development and behavior of the child. Although giving birth to a newborn brings joy to a parent, the occurrence of stressors has the potential for affecting parents immensely. These stressors are responsible for postpartum stress/depression and include; fatigue, soreness, baby feeding, high
This paper investigates how the Salem witch trials could have been the outcome of Puritan girls having undergone great deals of stress, thus leading the girls to exhibit unusual behaviors. The stressors that Puritan women of the time would have been experiencing, as well as the stressors placed upon the group of afflicted girls as a result of their afflictions, would have placed a lot of pressure upon the afflicted girls prior to the Salem witch trials. Studies have shown that stress affects the minds of women much more profoundly than it affects the brains of men. Similarly, stress has been known to have a greater and more negative impact upon children and teenagers than upon any other age group, thus leaving the Salem susceptible to the influences of stress. Mental disorders with symptoms similar to those experienced by the afflicted girls in Salem have been identified, including functional disorders.
It impacts the health and well-being of individuals, couples, and society as a whole. The burden of infertility includes psychological, social, and physical consequences such as anxiety, depression, helplessness, marital intimidation, abandonment, economic hardship, social stigma, social isolation, and physical violence (5, 8). Several studies reported that infertility and its treatments have a significant impact on infertile couple’s quality of life (QOL) (9-13). These studies have shown that the QOL of infertile women is lower than the QOL of infertile men (9), and it also shown that the women are at more risk to develop more emotional problems than the men (14). Then we have the environmental domain that plays a huge role in the couples lives, unemployed infertile men tend to have significant lower score means in the physical health and the social relation domains than the women
Women of color are part of subgroups which increases their chances of being part of violence. Being part of the different subgroups prevents them from getting everything they need and want. They are burdened by lack of income and jobs. Without these essential things many of them will not be able to take care of themselves nor their family. Crenshaw presents us with many examples of why colored women are more apt to being the victim of a violent
The narrator is currently unable to take care of her own child, one of her main responsibilities in life, because of her postpartum depression. Motherhood has been the cause of her mental trauma, and said trauma makes it difficult to fulfill her maternal duties. With her inability to take care of her child, she has even less of a role in the family than she previously held. In “Woman,” Kate Austin discusses how men gained their higher standing because of maternity. She states, “ A woman will bear anything for the sake of her children.
Despite that both genders can be objectified, it is women who are more at risk due to the already established idea that women are more vulnerable. In a woman’s case, being objectified promotes violence, harassment, and lack of control that is often reflected in relationships. When depicting another as a sex object, how can a relationship have value or exist at all when men
Moreover, the birth experience may also be the reason and can be a significant contributor to PND, for the reason certain women do not match their anticipations. For example, there are several biological factors which are affecting mothers substantially. A number of women who have a provisional emotionally stressed before the birth progress postnatal depression as well as if they are affected by redundancy or deficiency of money. Mothers not having a helpful and understanding companion or who are isolated from their relations possibly will be more probable to undergo depression after birth. Changes in the way of life, relationships, previous depression or certain major life incidents are the key names and causes of
However, looking back over my first birth experience and realizing the long term negative effect that difficult birth experiences may have on women, I have realized that processing childbirth soon after the event is necessary for most women in order to integrate the experience into their lives. For the women who have experienced more difficult childbirth experiences, further research into the connection between birth-related PTSD and PPD is needed. Additionally, the potential benefits of processing difficult birth experiences with MDMA therapy should be
This explains how pregnant women perceive the extent of the problem of maternal morbidity and mortality. If they see it as something serious or severe that can lead to complicated issues then there is need for them to take action. Perceived Susceptibility is another construct in HBM which refers to the personal risk or susceptibility which is one of the more powerful perceptions in prompting people to adopt healthier behaviour. Most women see themselves as being vulnerable to disease or death during the time of pregnancy due to the fact that different complains about their health always come up. This always gingers them in taking action to seek maternal health service from different places of their
And the ones that do, speak up very rarely get the justice that they deserve.This is a huge problem because along with these overwhelming statistics women are more likely to experience psychological disorders such as Depression and PTSD, which then causes them to drop out of schooling (Streng, Tara). This being the case colleges should offer more methods of help to those that have experience with sexual assault and provide accessible prevention methods or
These same girls, they suggest, are also more likely to place their lives and health at risk by attempting self-induced abortion. Most minor that come through with the abortion they seem to have long terms side effect such as: depression, frequent weeping, feelings of guilt and loss of self-esteem, inability to communicate, suicidal thoughts, impaired efficiency in all walks of life, recourse to alcohol and drugs, loss of normal sexual vitality and desire. Strong emotions of grief, sadness, inappropriate emotional responsiveness, shame, anger and alienation are