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
Without a doubt, the birth of a child in each family is a momentous event. Can you imagine if that joyful event turned into sadness and guilt and being withdrawn from your newborn baby? Postpartum depression is a serious illness that usually happens after the birth of a child. It is a type of depression that lasts for a long time. It affects not only the mom but also the father and the whole family as well. 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 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.
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 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.
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).
During this era women were looked at as stay at home mothers. If a women had a husband back then, the husband was the one expected to work in the family while the mother stays at home cooking and cleaning. ” Postpartum depression is a transient state of heightened emotional reactivity the occurs in about 50% of women who have recently given birth”(Miller). Some women after having a child get labeled by their husbands or by society mentally handicapped. Most women were diagnosed with postpartum depression.
Postpartum Psychosis includes one or more of the following: strange beliefs that could not be true (delusions), hearing, seeing, feeling or smelling things that are not there (hallucinations), high mood with loss of touch with reality (mania), severe confusion” (What is Postpartum Psychosis? n.d.). After reading the article about Andrea Yates I was kinda shocked because I had never heard of the story and was amazed at how a person as accomplished as she could do such a horrible act. In my human developmental psychology class we had mentioned this term before, but I did not know that it could get this serious as if having a child could turn on an evil switch within
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator, Jane, has postpartum depression. In order to cure this depression, John, Jane’s husband and a doctor, administer the rest treatment on her. Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” through her personal experience. Along with writing “The Yellow Wallpaper” she wrote an explanation for why she wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper.”
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
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime, more than 2 million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year. Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, then in women, who are generally affected in the twenties or early thirties. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These symptoms may leave them fearful; and withdrawn. Their speech
On February 26, 2015 Jenea Ann Mungia was found outside of her Huston Texas home stabbing her 4 year old son with a kitchen knife. When police arrived on the scene they found Mugina naked from the waist up and smashing the 4 year old’s head against concrete. Police had to wrestle her off the boy and during the altercation Mugina repeatedly told police to shoot her. Police also found that the boy’s genitals were partially mutilated. The boy survived the attack and made a full recovery and is currently living with his father. Mugina was found to be suffering from Postpartum Psychosis after the birth of her son which lawyers used to prove that she was insane during incident. Mungia was initially held in the Harris County jail for more than a year
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