Postpartum depression is a serious mental health issue which can pose as a risk towards the relationship between a mother and her baby (Thompson & Fox, 2010).Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder experienced by women after giving birth. This complex mood disorder can impact the entirety of the mother such as mind, body and spirit. The dreams a mother has as to what they expected motherhood to be like can be compromised by this mood disorder. Most health professionals estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of mothers who have recently given birth will be affected by postpartum depression at some point in time in their life (Thompson & Fox, 2010). Research also suggests that 700,000 new moms develop postpartum depression on a yearly
Postpartum Depression Created a Human Activist Postnatal depression, commonly known as postpartum depression, is a clinical depression which can affect women after giving childbirth. Women continuously suffer from the disease without receiving any type of treatments and attempt to cure themselves. Having someone share their own experiences through writing can support one during the therapeutic process and hopefully make the recovering course less painful. The short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, is an embellishment of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experience after giving birth to her daughter Katherine.
Postpartum depression takes a toll on many new mothers and suffer from this illness at many different degrees. In Charlotte Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the speaker in the poem suffers from the depression but her husband does not think much of it so her condition proceeds to get worse. In the “Yellow Wallpaper,” the speaker portrays that postpartum depression, is not taken seriously back in the late nineteenth century and not understood in full capacity, until recently.
Postpartum depression occurs after birth when the hormones of women are changing which causes many symptoms such as irritability, hot flashes, and sadness. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator suffers from postpartum depression and is put into a mental hospital by her husband only to find out in the end he was not who she thought he was and the place she was living was not what she had
The purpose of this paper is to explore the causes of PPD, the impact of PPD on both parents, infant and children, the interventions available for postpartum depression, and how social determinants of health relates to postpartum depression. Postpartum depression negatively impacts a family in many levels. The mother feels feeling of incompetence, helplessness, fatigue, and worthlessness which increases the possibility of social isolation (Letourneau et al., 2012, p. 446). This can result in marital problems such as declining intimacy between partners, disagreement, and hostility. In the same way, men can also suffer from postpartum depression.
Analysis between “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Postpartum depression Charlotte Perkins Gilman used her own personal experience with postpartum depression to create the story “The Yellow Wallpaper”. Charlotte suffered from a severe and continuous nervous breakdown, she started seeing a specialist in nervous disorders, the best in the country. The doctor applied the rest cure and put Charlotte to bed, his advice to her was to “live as domestic life as possible”. He concluded that there was nothing much the matter with her.
Postpartum depression is something some mother 's get after having a baby. Postpartum needs to be more talked about to mother 's. There are many mother 's who go diagnosed with postpartum because they don 't know what it is. Postpartum can happen right after birth, although some mother 's don 't notice until around three weeks after the baby. This is a very common disease through out mother 's. You can actually get post partum with second birth, even though you never had it after your first. With postpartum you can feel hopeless and worthless as a mother.
Summary Michael Yapko (2009), in his article “Secondhand Blues,” considers depression as a social condition, which then allows it to spread from depressed individuals and affect all of the important people in their life. Yapko’s main subjects within the article are depressed parents and the effect they have on their children, as well as depressed individuals and their partners or spouses. There are a few central themes through these subject groups, such as infectiously negative worldviews, self-blame or persecutory thinking, and feelings of hopelessness, as naturally common with depression. Even from birth, parental depression can affect children. Yapko states “that the apathy and withdrawal of mothers who have postpartum depression show up in the baby's brain as
The symptoms of postnatal depression for her meant, she would feel sad after she gave birth, it lasted more than a year, she would also feel fatigue (tired), therefore had a loss of interest in enjoying things she usually had fun with. Chloe’s depression interfered with her daily life, and increased anxiety, she felt that she was unable to look after her child, and she also felt anxious to keep in touch with family and friends, likewise, she stopped sharing her feelings, some signs included her crying for no reason, therefore a friend who witnessed her changes informed a service provider as their
As a husband and father, what would you do if your wife was diagnosed with postpartum depression after giving birth to your child? Would you make the effort to get her professional help by taking her to a psychologist, or would you isolate you her from the world, and lock her in a house where she has no one to talk to? Postpartum depression, usually occurs within three months after childbirth and symptoms can include fear of hurting the baby, hallucinations, delusions, marked illogical thought, and suicidal thoughts, (Dictionary of Psychology 551). Modern research also, shows that postpartum depression affects 10 percent of women in the months after the child is born (Depression Statistics: Women Fact Information).
293 women were interviewed (305 pregnant women originally conducted the questionnaire) three months after delivery giving time to obtain results for the postpartum period. Considering that the type of delivery could be a possible factor that influences research data when it comes to interpretation, the researchers consulted with the women about the type of
However, maternal depression can take a large toll on the infant and the relationship they have, but the mother is usually not the only care taker of the baby. Evidence shows that prenatal and postnatal depression can have adverse effects. There is limited information in regards to the father’s mental health and its effects on the infant. Although, it is said that if the environment is more of a stressful one, the likely hood of behavioral problems is higher in children whether they may play a lot of video games or not (Linebarger, D.L.
The topics discussed throughout the interview were on symptoms of major depression, tests performed to evaluate the patient, medications prescribed, why depression affects more woman than men, and resources available to patients who think they are experiencing depression. We ended the interview
Depression is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called…clinical depression, it affects how [a person feels, thinks and behaves] and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. [A sufferer] may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes [may feel as if their] life isn 't worth living” (2015). According to the textbook, approximately twenty percent of Americans will develop major depression in their lifetimes (Etaugh, Bridges, 2013). Among those twenty percent of Americans who suffer from major depression, “women are about twice as likely as men to develop” the condition (Nolen-Hoeksema 2001).