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Postpartum Depression and Crime: The Case of Andrea Yates

- ... However, as noted by the pair, a general population study of mothers with colicky infants discovered 70% had aggressive thoughts toward their infants and 26% experienced thoughts of infanticide during colic episodes.” In Postpartum Psychosis and the Courts, Melissa L, Nau and team found four percent of women with postpartum psychosis commit infanticide. In the article, The Process of Recovery in Women who Experienced Psychosis following Childbirth written by Laura McGrath and team, psychosis is a mental illness that affect 1-2 mothers per 1000 deliveries shortly after childbirth....   [tags: postpartum psychosis and the courts]

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Postpartum Depression And The Depression

- January 14, 1998 two weeks prior to my birth, tragedy struck the Sonnenberg household when their world was turned upside down. A baby to most families is a joyful experience, even for those with unplanned pregnancies they are able to find joy in the life they created. For some expectant mothers though they find themselves plagued with postpartum depression. This was the issue that took the foreground in the case of Heidi Sonnenberg and from this case and many more like it that followed it society today has become more accepting and understanding of postpartum depression....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Deseret News, Mother]

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Postpartum Depression During The Postpartum Period

- Postpartum period is about going through change and transition from woman to a new mother. This is a time where mothers restore muscle tone and connective tissue to the body after the birth of the baby. Although there is dramatic change during the postpartum period, women’s body is nonetheless not fully stored to pre-pregnant physiology until about 6 months post-delivery (Osailan). At this time, women need to receive special health and social support to prevent problems such as postpartum depression....   [tags: Childbirth, Postnatal, Health care]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Postpartum Depression

- “I feel like I am playing hide-and-seek from my own life, except that I just want to hide and never be found.” (Gabbe et. al., 1255). These are the words of Marie Osmond, a woman who struggled with postpartum depression. For many women affected by postpartum depression, this feeling of hopelessness is not uncommon. Treatment is available, but it varies depending on the circumstances of each specific case. With adequate treatment, many women are able to recover and repair bonds with their loved ones....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Postpartum Depression : Symptoms And Treatment

- Postpartum depression poses as an extremely real and grave mood disorder, which left untreated can lead to greater implications for both mother and child. Cheryl Beck describes it as “‘a thief that steals motherhood’” (Beck 40). A variety of depressive disorders exist surrounding the perinatal period, and distinguishing between them is vital to finding the best treatment available. Maternity blues affects between fifty to seventy-five percent of new mothers. They typically last ten days post-delivery and are resolved through comfort and encouragement....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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Postpartum Depression And The Turn Of The Screw

- Postpartum Without the Parta: An Analysis of Psychosis in The Turn of the Screw After women experience childbirth, it is common for them to have an experience known as postpartum depression. For the women suffering this type of depression can experience different instances of fear, insomnia and moments of anxiety and paranoia. In the novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, the narrator begins to show the signs for postpartum depression and psychosis, without having any children and shows a hidden sexual desire about the children....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Bipolar disorder, Childbirth]

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Effects and Treatments of Postpartum Depression

- Postpartum Depression is a form of depression that is related to pregnancy and childbirth. It is sometimes viewed as a complication of giving birth because it occurs after the child is born. Although, not every case is severe, there is a high percentage of women that do experience the milder case. There are two types of postpartum, or otherwise known as perinatal depression that interfere with routines of daily life: Baby blues or Early onset and Late onset. Unfortunately, there is no absolute way to determine whether or not a woman will experience postpartum, it doesn’t affect every women with every pregnancy....   [tags: pregnancy, childbirth, early onset]

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Postpartum Depression : Women And Their Families

- For many women and their families, the thought of having a baby is so exciting. While it can be such a joyful time, it can also be challenging, both emotionally and physically. Many women experience “baby blues,” dramatic changes to their mood, feeling of happiness one minute and depression the next. These feelings often disappear soon after birth. Even deeper levels of depression lasting for a longer period of time may be experienced. This more serious mental health concern is called postpartum depression (PPD) For some women, their experience is much more complex than facing the reality of motherhood and battling PPD....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Healthcare]

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Postpartum Depression And Child Development

- Postpartum Depression and Child Development According to the American Psychological Association in 2015, approximately one in seven women who have given birth experience postpartum depression. The depression may seem unwarranted due to the nature of the occasion, but the number of women that have experienced postpartum depression have shed a light; to the topic of what can be the effects on the child after depression. The effects on a child after a (PPD) can affect the child’s IQ, language, and Cognitive development....   [tags: Childbirth, Infant, Child development, Psychology]

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Effects Of Postpartum Depression On Children

- The fear of childbirth is very common among many expecting parents. The thought of being able to cope with the pain, any childbirth-related injuries and even the possibility of needing a cesarean section is very intimidating for many. Not to mention everything that happens after the baby is born, such as being able to feed and nurture the child. Challenges can occur during and after pregnancy. Postpartum depression can arise after birth due to hormonal changes, psychological adjustment, and fatigue....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus]

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Overview of Postpartum Depression

- Postpartum Depression-Teaching Project On the Mom and Baby unit at Memorial hospital, patient J.P. was chosen for the purpose of a postpartum depression (PPD) teaching project. The project was discussed with the patient on Wednesday, March 5th and verbal consent was provided. PPD is moderate to severe depression that may occur shortly after delivery or up to one year after. Signs and symptoms may include anxiety, extreme sadness, mood swings, increased crying, trouble sleeping, decreased concentration, and decreased appetite....   [tags: Anxiety, Childbirth]

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Postpartum Depression

- Postpartum Depression Having a child can be the happiest moment of a person’s life. A sweet little baby usually gives new parents tremendous joy. That joy can be accompanied with anxiety about the baby and the responsibility the new parents are faced with. The anxiety, in most cases, fades and joy is what remains. For some new mothers, however, the joy is replaced with a condition known as postpartum depression. “Postpartum depression is a serious disorder that until recently was not discussed in public…Women did not recognize their symptoms as those of depression, nor did they discuss their thoughts and fears regarding their symptoms” (Wolf, 2010)....   [tags: infant, sadness, treatment]

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Postpartum Depression

- Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder experienced by women after giving birth. This complex disorder can shatter mothers mind, body and spirit and end their dreams of what they expected motherhood to be. Health professionals estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of women who have recently given birth will be affected by postpartum depression (Stone, 2008). 700,000 new moms each year develops postpartum depression (Veng & Mcloskey, 2007). Postpartum depression affects more than just the mom....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Behavioral Problems]

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Postpartum Depression

- Abstract Despite the physical changes that a woman is to expect during her pregnancy, a major concern that requires attention is a period of expected feelings of depression that a woman may encounter known as baby blues. Although normal, and expected baby blues can lead into post partum depression that involves a myriad of emotions and mood swings. If not addressed postpartum depression can lead to a more severe form of baby blues known in the clinical world as postpartum non-psychotic depression that requires professional intervention....   [tags: Women's Health]

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Postpartum Depression

- “Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major form of depression and is less common than postpartum blues. PPD includes all the symptoms of depression but occurs only following childbirth.” stated by William Beardslee, MD is the Academic Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in Boston and Gardner Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After reviewing and seeing what many mothers and young teenage mothers go through on what seems like an everyday basis one starts to wonder what really goes on behind closed doors with these mothers....   [tags: smoking, teen mother]

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Postpartum Depression And Its Effects On Women

- Postpartum depression is a depression suffered by a mother following childbirth. Postpartum psychosis is a worse form of postpartum depression. It is postpartum depression with psychotic symptoms. There are many different symptoms and risk factors that come with postpartum depression. This paper talks about postpartum depression and psychosis, and the effects it has on women. History The earliest documentation of postpartum psychosis was in 400 B.C. by Hippocrates. Up until recently there was not much known about postpartum psychosis....   [tags: Suicide, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia]

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Postpartum Depression : An Act Of Over Trust

- Counting on others for one’s own well-being, is that a mistake. Or is just an act of over trust. The Yellow Wallpaper is the struggle of a women feeling as if she is losing her mind. An overbearing and controlling husband makes every effort to try and “fix” his wife to make her better, even if that means confining her to a single room. Despite the husbands best efforts he cannot take away the thoughts and images in his wife’s head. Too much trust is put into the husbands hands, to leave the wife with no voice....   [tags: Woman, Husband, Jerry Seinfeld, Childbirth]

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Postpartum Depression

- Postpartum Depression Works Cited Not Included Introduction What is Postpartum Depression Having a baby should be one of the happiest and most important events in a woman?s life. However, although life with a new baby can be both thrilling and rewarding, it can also be a difficult and quite stressful task. Most women make the transition without great difficulty, yet some women experience considerable complexity that may manifest itself as a postpartum psychiatric disorder (O?hara, Hoffman, Philips, & Wright, 1992)....   [tags: Depression Women Birth Health Essays]

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Acivity on Postpartum Depression Syndrome, Rape Trauma Syndrome and Premenstrual Syndrome

- Postpartum depression syndrome is said to be a type of depression that typically is connected to pregnancy and childbirth and can be temporarily. Postpartum depression ranges from being moderate, like not that serious to severe depression after giving birth to a child. According to the National Institutes of Health. Postpartum depression syndrome tends to occur after the baby is delivered, may occur up to about a year later and many time occurs within the first 3 months after the delivery process....   [tags: depression, pregnancy, childbirth]

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Postpartum Depression in "The Yellow Wallpaper"

- Jane's Postpartum Depression in "The Yellow Wallpaper" In the "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman describes her postpartum depression through the character of Jane. Jane was locked up for bed rest and was not able to go outside to help alleviate her nervous condition. Jane develops an attachment to the wallpaper and discovers a woman in the wallpaper. This shows that her physical treatment is only leading her to madness. The background of postpartum depression can be summarized by the symptoms of postpartum depression, the current treatment, and its prevention....   [tags: American Literature]

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An Investigation of Postpartum Depression

- An Investigation of Postpartum Depression Missing Works Cited The recent Andrea Yates murder trial brought a firestorm of controversy as the issue of postpartum depression (PPD) became a debated topic throughout the country. Did Andrea truly suffer from psychosis as she drowned her five children in the bathtub or was such defense a scheme to avoid the death sentence. Prosecutors suggested the spousal-revenge theory as a motive for the killings. Could she have committed murder to get back at a possessive and domineering husband....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Yellow Wallpaper : Lack Of Understanding Postpartum Depression

- “The Yellow Wallpaper”: Lack of Understanding Postpartum Depression “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a story about a woman suffering from neurasthenia, what we now know as postpartum depression. The only treatment available to her was total isolation and rest which eventually drove her to insanity. The narrator tells us of an oppressed woman who is forced into solitude and required to stay in bed. She is isolated from society, unable to have contact with her baby or do the things she loves. She is confined to an attic room with walls covered in sickly yellow wallpaper the windows and door are barred....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Postpartum Depression and Analysis of Treatments and Health Determinants

- The objective of this paper is to develop a thorough understanding of treatments available for mothers with postpartum depression and formulate a research question that can provide for future direction. Postpartum depression is universally recognized as a serious condition affecting 10-15% of women within a year of birth (O’Hara & Swain, 1992). The high prevalence of postpartum depression among mothers makes this an issue worth exploring the type of treatments available. A set of physical and psychological symptoms are associated with this condition that greatly increase the detriment of postpartum depression....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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Postpartum Depression : A Disease That Affects New Moms

- Postpartum depression is a disease that affects new moms who just had a baby physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This disease not only has effects on average working/nonworking moms, but even on famous celebrities and actresses. Postpartum depression has a long history of harsh consequences and mood changes in women. It has the result on new moms to make them feel like they are not able to bond with their baby. Many times this affects women in the ways of their relationship with their husband/boyfriend....   [tags: Emotion, Mother, Childbirth, Feeling]

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The Effects Of Sleep Quality On Women With And Without Postpartum Depression

- In light of the study of sleep quality in women with and without postpartum depression conducted by Dr. Bobbie Posmontier, it is significant to comprehend the questions that were and are still present in the clinical psychology field about the correlations between psychological conditions such as depression and bodily functions like sleep. The full effect that psychological conditions have on human behavior is a fresh and consistently debated series of topics in the psychological world of study, but the effects of deleterious psychological disorders on behavior have yet to be fully determined....   [tags: Sleep, Circadian rhythm, Bipolar disorder]

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Effects of Postpartum Depression on Child Bearing and Rearing Family

- Effects of Postpartum Depression on Child Bearing and Rearing Family Postpartum depression (PPD) is a major event occurring in eight to fifteen percent of the woman population after delivering their child (Glavin, Smith, Sørum & Ellefsen, 2010). The symptoms and causes of PPD are similar to depression symptoms in other periods of life (Glavin et al., 2010). These symptoms may include feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, loss of interest in daily activities, sleep changes, anger or irritability, loss of energy, self-loathing, reckless behavior and concentration problems....   [tags: Health, Maternity, Mental Health]

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Effects Of Postpartum Depression On The Health Of The Mother And The Child

- Postpartum depression (PPD) has immediate and long term consequences for the health of the mother and the child (Borra et al., 2015). Fluctuating mood is very normal in the transition of birth and motherhood, however, PPD is measured by continued low mood with feelings of sorrow, low self worth, and hopelessness (Pope & Mazmanian, 2016). PPD can begin during pregnancy or the first four weeks after the birth (APA, 2013). PPD as a prevalence rate of 10-15%, yet may be much more common because PPD is difficult to diagnosis given many new mothers are reluctant to share their depressive symptoms (Leahy-Warren, McCarthy, & Corcoran, 2011)....   [tags: Mother, Maternal bond, Breastfeeding, Motherhood]

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Postpartum Major Depression

- ... For example, women who waited longer before returning to work spent more quality time with their babies and had lower chances of developing the disease. Additionally, women who had a strong presence of other females, such as their mothers, sisters, and grandmothers, who could provide extra help with the baby as well as moral support to the new mother, also had lower instances of postpartum major depression. While often misdiagnosed as minor depression or as a bipolar or schizophenic eposide, when diagnosed and treated correctly, postpartum major depression is successfully treatable in eighty to ninety percent of women....   [tags: mother, birth, education, treatment]

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The Case Study of Andrea Yates

- Andrea Yates long history of mental illness did impact what she did to her children as well as an outside influence of Michael and Rachel Woroniecki. In 1993 Rusty and Andrea married and a year later they had their first child a son named Noah. They planned on having many children whatever God intended for them. Their five children were all named after figures from the Bible. After Andrea’s first child Noah was born she began to have violent visions and felt that Satan was speaking to her. Andrea kept all her feelings to herself not realizing how much mental illness was in her family because she and Rusty had Bible inspired notions about family and motherhood....   [tags: Postpartum Depression]

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Postpartum Depression

- Postpartum Depression In 2001, Andrea Yates, a Texas mother, was accused of drowning her five children, (aged seven, five, three, two, and six months) in her bathtub. The idea of a mother drowning all of her children puzzled the nation. Her attorney argued that it was Andrea Yates' untreated postpartum depression, which evolved into postpartum psychosis that caused her horrific actions (1) . He also argued that Andrea Yates suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her fourth child, and that she attempted suicide twice for this very disorder ((1))....   [tags: Health Medicine Reseach Papers]

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Postpartum Depression in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- Postpartum Depression in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the unnamed protagonist is suffering from postpartum depression, which is caused by the rapid changes in levels of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and thyroid due to the birth of a child. This depression can be brought on by stress and isolation right after birth. In this short story the protagonist was brushed of by her husband John, who is a medical doctor as having a temporary nervous condition....   [tags: Papers]

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The Relationship Between Sleep Quality and Mothers With Postpartum Depression Compared To Mothers Without PPD

- The study by Posmontier (2008) examines the relationship between sleep quality and mothers with postpartum depression (PPD) compared to mothers who do not have PPD. This research paper will review and critique various sections of the study. Study Question Postmontier (2008) clearly states two research questions along with what the researcher is looking to obtain from the data received. The first research question compares sleep quality between mothers with and without PPD. Posmontier (2008) is interested in four areas regarding sleep quality such as “waking up after sleep onset, sleep latency, sleep efficacy, and wake episodes” (p.729)....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Can Providers' Education about Postpartum Depression Increase the Acceptance Levels of Pediatrics Medical Providers to Screen Mothers for PPD?

- ... Medical providers at some states are being reimbursed to screen for maternal depression, including pediatric providers. The AAP included among the scope of the pediatricians’ responsibilities, screening for maternal post partum depression as well as assessing the families’ environmental factors that may affect children's health. Pediatric professionals are being asked to provide routine screening for postpartum depression at pediatric well-child visits within the context of family-centered care....   [tags: depressive symptoms after giving birth]

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The Yellow Wallpaper

- The Yellow Paper is a symbolic story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It is a disheartening tale of a woman struggling to free herself from postpartum depression. This story gives an account of an emotionally and intellectual deteriorated woman who is a wife and a mother who is struggling to break free from her metal prison and find peace. The post-partum depression forced her to look for a neurologist doctor who gives a rest cure. She was supposed to have a strict bed rest. The woman lived in a male dominated society and wanted indictment from it as she had been driven crazy by as a result of the Victorian “rest-cure.” Her husband made sure that she had a strict bed rest by separating...   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, postpartum depression]

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A Strong Case Of Postpartum Depression Of Margery Kempe, The Revered 14th And 15th Century Christian Mystic

- Mark 5:34 in the King James Bible as Jesus speaks to a sick woman reads, “And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” The gravity of these words ring true in the case of Margery Kempe, the revered 14th and 15th century Christian Mystic. Suffering from a malady of the mind it is only the words of God that enable Margery to recover, almost quite literally a reiteration of Mark 5:34 in a slightly modified form. The power of the word and presence of God was paramount in the 14th and 15th centuries, especially regarding health and wellness as there was little if any scientific and secularized treatments for both physical and mental ail...   [tags: Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder]

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The Challenge of Maternal Postpartum Psychological State

- CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.0 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Maternal postpartum psychological state is an outcome following childbirth that is either positive or negative that is directly influenced by maternal underlying factors; both intrinsic and extrinsic (O'Hara, 1991).This factors often cause disorders generally characterized by regulation of mood ,thought and /or behavior that affect the mothers to the extent that social integration becomes problematic both to the child, partner and the caregiver (who, 2004)....   [tags: depression, relationships, health]

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Cases of Postpatrum Depression in India

- “More moms will suffer from PPD [postpartum depression,] than men will be diagnosed with new cases of impotence (approx. 600,000) this year. Yet, you wouldn’t know it, considering the overabundance of erectile dysfunction (ED) ads and people falling all over themselves to discuss ED openly. Why doesn’t PPD get the same attention from pharmaceutical companies?” (Stone, 2010). This research proposal focused on studies conducted on the various causes of postpartum depression in India. Methodical, database, journal and print searches were done using key words such as ‘ante-partum depression’....   [tags: pregnancy, neonatal depression, baby blues]

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Depression: The Deadly Illness

- Imagine the feeling of emptiness in life, and the feeling of nothing matters anymore. Countless people feel this way every day. A 21- year- old male felt this way and wondered if there was ever “victory over depression” (“Depression Stories” 1). At the beginning of his story, he talks about spending four years attempting to find joy. He felt like happiness was hiding from him, and as long as he kept searching it would keep on hiding. As quoted, “Like a tiger trying to catch his tail, I felt my search was not going to end well” (“Depression Stories” 1)....   [tags: Depression Mental Health]

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Postpartum Psychosis

- You carry it with you for nine months. After those nine months, what you produced is a beautiful baby. Though you are happy with the thought of spending the next eighteen years watching this tiny person grow, you can’t help but feel like something is missing. There are many different types of depression in the world. The feeling of emptiness as described above could contribute to the diagnosis of postpartum depression. After having depression for several weeks, some mothers experience the sister disorder - psychosis....   [tags: Varied Symptoms, Bipolar Disorder]

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Postpartum Period On Females And Its Effects

- Defining postpartum period in Females and its effects. Jacob J. Bahbah West Coast University Psyc 290: Dr. Bohlmann Abstract Defining postpartum period in Females and Males, and its effects. After a long 9 months you have finally given birth to your new offspring. You have been expecting this day to come when you can move past the pregnancy and start your new chapter in life. You are so excited and happy to have entered a new child into this world. The weeks after childbirth present many challenges for new parents and their offspring....   [tags: Childbirth, Infant, Obstetrics, Postnatal]

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The Nature and Treatment of Depression

- Depression is a disorder characterized by depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. Depression is a general term that has been used to describe transient feelings, a psychological disorder, and a health problem that is characterized by a group of related symptoms (Beeber, 1998). “Depression is an alteration in mood probably treated more by nurse psychotherapists more frequently than any other symptom in clinical practice with the exception of anxiety” (Drake, Drake, & Price, 1996, p....   [tags: Depression Disorder Essays]

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Post Partum Depression and Mental Health in Maori Women in New Zealand

- 1. Introduction  Mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety are very common before, and after childbirth. Depression is experienced by up to 15% of all women in the postpartum period, although these rates may be as high as 20% for New Zealand women (McGill, Benzie-Burrows, Holland, Langer & Sweet, 1995; Johnstone, & Read, 2000). The risks associated with delayed/lack of treatment for postnatal depression can have significant adverse effects on early mother-infant attachment and interaction, and can negatively impact the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral development of the child (BPAC, 2010)....   [tags: Depression, Nursing, Childbirth]

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Depression Symptoms And Effects Of Depression

- When you hear that someone has a mental illness what do you think of. A psychopath, sociopath, schizophrenic. What about depression. It the largest psychological illness worldwide affecting 5-15% of the adult population in the United States and around 13% of it’s teens. The numbers change to favor girls in their teen years,12-15, as their chances to adapt it rises 300% and stays the same when compared to teen boys. The effects of depression vary according from it severity, reason, or lasting to the person....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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Psychological Reasons For Depression And Depression

- Psychological Reasons for Depression Depression a extremely serious illness that, about 350 million people suffer with it.(WHO) According to the Center of Disease Control one in ten us adults have depression.(CDC) It is the leading cause of disability and a major contributor to the burden of disease. Also when depressed people reach the point that they feel there is no return, they may decide to commit suicide. Sadly women and more like to be depressed than men. But on the dimly bright side there are treatments for depression that are effective....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Depression : Depression And Drug Abuse

- Why depression leads to drug use. People who suffer major depression have higher rates of alcoholism and drug addiction compared with the rest of the population, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. More than 21 percent of adults who experiences depression abuse drugs or alcohol compared to the 8 percent of those not dealing with depression. Also, researchers shows that teens struggle more with the depression and they self-medicate themselves with alcohol, marijuana and other substances (David MacIsaac, PhD,NY)....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Who Is One Day Postpartum?

- Introduction: MC is a 23yo who is one day postpartum. She delivered a 7lb 5oz female vaginally 2 hours after an uneventful labor. This is her second child with her first being born 2 years ago. While performing morning rounds MC seemed very nervous while answering my questions. I asked her if there was anything specific that was bothering her. She stated that she was nervous about going home. I asked her if this was related to caring for her newborn or something else. She hesitated and then said it was to do with PC her husband....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Un-oppressing the Impacts of Depression

- The mental illness of depression is a low mood set that is bot mentally strenuous and physically exhausting. Depression is a widespread and seemingly growing epidemic in the work force today, and surpasses personal influences and reaches economic effects. Individuals with this illness feel sad, anxious, hopeless, helpless empty, guilty, irritable, hurt or even restless. They lose interest in activities that were once exciting or pleasurable to them once. Individuals in a depressive state may also experience loss of appetite or overeating, experience troubles concentrating, remember details or making decisions....   [tags: depressive state, depression, mental health]

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Grief is Not Depression

- ... That being said depression affects the entire body and the sensory input. The person depressed is numb to many things. Foods are not appetizing. This person only does what is essential sort of like “going with the flow.” Having a support system is essential for a recovery from depression. A person with depression tends to shut others from their lives. Depression interferes with daily life and can cause pain for both you and those around you. The first step to recovering is to talk to a friend or see a doctor or mental health specialist....   [tags: bipolar, genetics, mood]

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Anxiety and Depression

- There is a fine line between anxiety and depression. A line that is often times blurred. Although there are differences between the two, they also share many similarities, which can lead to false diagnoses for patients. It only gets more complicated when both illnesses are present. For example, The National Institute of Mental Health (2009) did a study of anxiety disorders and found that 53.7% of people reported they also experienced major depression as a secondary condition. These researchers also stated that people who are severely depressed do become anxious....   [tags: mental health]

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Women Battling Postpartum Psychosis And Its Effects On The Individual

- Maya Phillip had just finished her maternity leave when she was diagnosed with severe postpartum psychosis. Her husband of two years was abroad on a military mission and was keeping little touch with his Maya. However, fearing for her and her infant’s safety, Maya’s sister in-law came to her rescue. After two months in the local community hospital she was discharged, only to find that she had lost her job. The employer cited her mental condition and prolonged absence as the reason the dismissal....   [tags: Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Mental disorder]

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Depression: Out of the Shadows

- Everyone feels sad here and there, but for many people who experience depression those feelings can linger for years. Depression is a social disorder characterized by a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities, consistently for a 2 week period. “Depression is an under umbrella mood disorder that can cause people to feel hopeless, not have enough energy to get up and do things, it can affect people ability to live a day to day life , ranges from mild- severe or manic depression,” according to Valerie Labanca MFT....   [tags: health, social disorder]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Depression

- Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of mood or emotional disorders. It’s normal for people to occasionally feel down or sad, but it’s not normal when the feelings last longer than a few days. Depression will interfere with ones’ daily life and causes difficulty for the one afflicted and for their loved ones. Depression can also cause physical pain, and can interfere with a person’s daily routine as well as their life. What is sad about depression is that it has driven many people to commit self-harm or even suicide....   [tags: Suicide, Major depressive disorder]

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Depression And Its Effects On The Brain

- Depression Depression is a common but serious mood disorder where a person feels a sense of hopelessness and helplessness that affect how a person performs daily activities such as sleeping or eating. Although Depression is a disorder in where the person feels sad and hopeless, there is also an underlying medical cause for this disorder. The cause for depression has not been officially determined but it 's believed to be a complex interaction between the neurotransmitter availability, receptor regulation and sensitivity in the brain....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Depression And Its Effects On Society

- I would always feel sad and alone. I would alienate myself from those who wanted to help. Anxiety and emptiness would take over my being at an instant. If I felt I was doing something wrong or wan not worth anything, I would slip back into that depressive state. It got to a point that my psychologist, whom I saw every month, put me on an anti-depressant. With love from friends and family my depression got a lot better. Depression can affect everyone, women clearly show signs of when they are depressed and men internalize their depression....   [tags: Suicide, Major depressive disorder, Sadness]

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Depression And Its Effects On Society

- Just about everyone feels occasionally sad or blue. These feelings usually only last a few days and pass. When you suffer from depression, it effects daily life and causes torment for you and those who care about you. Depression is a sever medical issue that involves the brain. Depression is one of the most common emotional disorders and affects more than 20 million people in the United States alone. Because of a lack of knowledge by society about certain mental disorders like depression, people that suffer from mental disorders are subject to stereotyping....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Depression Is The Leading Cause Of Disability

- Affecting over 15 million Americans and 350 million people worldwide, depression is the leading cause of disability. It also happens to be the number one cause of suicide, making a person 5 times more likely to do so, adding up to a rate of 35,000 suicides annually. There are many factors that contribute to the onset of depression, such as age, gender, genetics, lifestyle or life events, adverse reactions to medication, and so on. Depression is usually accompanied by other forms of mental or emotional distress, with anxiety disorders and addictive behavior in particular, but also includes borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and even eating disorders....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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Depression Is A Serious Medical Condition

- Depression is a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant. It brings together a variety of physical and psychological symptoms which together constitute a syndrome. There are many types of depression which each have their own causes, symptoms and forms of dealing with them. While some forms of depression are chemical based which can be a result of genetics, others are based on traumatic experiences which can trigger the person to have these feelings of hopelessness....   [tags: Major depressive disorder]

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Depression : A Psychological Disorder

- Depression is a psychological disorder that is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. In the U.S., about 9.5% of our population has been diagnose with depression. This estimates to 19 million Americans. This topic was chosen because I have dealt with it first hand with those close to me and myself. Depression is a long-known health problem and can be supported by historical documents throughout out the centuries. This psychological disease began with the name “melancholia” and can be traced as far back in the ancient mesopotamian documents....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Depression Is a Common but Serious Illness

- All individuals experience feelings of emptiness and despair at some point in their life. When these feelings seem to consume one’s life and not disappear it can lead to depression. Depression is a common but very serious illness. This illness affects the daily activities of an individual and the people that surround them. Depression can occur in many different ways. Major depressive episode, or major depression, is a period of intense depressed mood. This particular type of depression can occur at any age and have diverse characteristics depending on the circumstance....   [tags: emotional disorders]

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Depression : Symptoms And Symptoms

- Sadbeka Trebinja 11/26/2016 Depression My research paper is on depression. Depression is feelings of severe despondency and dejection. Depression can happen to anyone. Some of the symptoms of depression are behavioral and physical symptoms. Some of these changes may include sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. With depression, you can have thoughts of suicide. An example of suicide I have is I know someone close to me that had depression....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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Why Depression Is A Mental Disorder

- Depression is a mental disorder than can strike any one regardless of age, ethnic background, socio economic status or gender. Lifetime incidence of 7.9% to 8.6% of adult of age above 18 year had experienced depression at some time of their life according to some Canadian studies. The prevalence of depression is more common in women than in men and its onset is seen between ages 20 to 30, which peaks at ages 30 to 40. Depression is considered as one of the 4th leading cause of disease burden in North America according to WHO(World health Organization)....   [tags: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Serotonin]

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Depression Is Defined By Staff

- What is depression. Depression is defined by Staff (2014) as a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. How is depression diagnosed. Diagnosis can be made by first ruling out any underlying health issues. Diagnosis can also be made by asking specific questions and will be determined by the answers to these questions. By understanding what depression is and learning what the proper course of treatment is, depression can be overcome. Choosing the correct treatment is not a one-size fits all solution....   [tags: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor]

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Depression And Its Effects On Society

- Are you feeling worthless. Helpless or hopeless. Do you sleep less than usual. Are you eating more than usual. How about feeling overwhelmed. Having thoughts of death or suicide. Are you avoiding family or close friends. Do you feel unreasonably guilty. If you agreed to five of these statements and have been experiencing them for more than two weeks then the possibility of being depressed is high. Depression is defined as a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way (meriam-webster.com) Depression can be triggered by many things such as life event, loss of a job, loss of a loved one, and end of a relations...   [tags: Major depressive disorder]

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An Inside Look at Clinical Depression

- Depression That sad feeling that hits everyone once in a while, that’s called depression. Even if you feel alone, you’re not. 1 in 10 Americans suffer from depression at one point in their life. And over 80 percent of those people are symptoms of being clinically depressed. Although a lot of people suffer from depression, just like every other disease, it can affect others differently. For starters there are 9 different types of depression disorders. They can be brought on by different things....   [tags: diseases and disorders, beyond a sad feeling]

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Is Depression A Mental Illness?

- Introduction Is depression a mental illness. Before we get into the discussion we need to know what depression is. Depression is typically defined as a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. It is a serious medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health. How is it determined to be a mental illness. The American Psychiatric Association 's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) is the current reference used by health care professionals to diagnose mental illnesses such as depression....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Social Anxiety And Depression Disorder

- Social Anxiety and Depression Today, many Americans today suffer from either social anxiety disorder (SAD) and/or depression. In general, people who suffer with either one of these disorders actually have both, as social anxiety and depression are closely linked together. Allegedly, if someone has social anxiety disorder or social phobia, and does not receive treatment, they have the tendency to develop depression. There is a major factor between the two disorders. A person suffering with SAD is unlikely to attending social situations out of fear that they will not be liked by others....   [tags: Major depressive disorder]

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Dangers And Benefits Of Adolescent Depression

- Introduction As reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), depression occurs in over 26% of adolescents and can lead to morbidity, mortality, and social problems that can last into adulthood (SCREENING FOR DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENTS -- RISKS AND BENEFITS, 2015). Signs of adolescent depression can sometimes be different than adults, and possibly harder to identify. It is most often identified as an increase in negative behaviors or somatic complaints such as an upset stomach (SCREENING FOR DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENTS -- RISKS AND BENEFITS, 2015)....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Abraham Maslow]

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The Signs Of Teen Depression

- “They’ll check your wrists, but not your thighs. They’ll check your smile, but not your eyes. They’ll avoid the truth, but believe the lies.” Depression affects 8 out of 100 teenagers, some resulting in death, self-mutilation, and other severe endings. The signs of teen depression can vary, but it 's always important to be vigil and look out for even the subtlest hint of something that seems off, because you could save someone’s life. Teen Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Symptoms And Symptoms Of Depression

- What is Depression. What is depression. Depression is the feelings of gloominess, sadness, dejection, being alone in the world, hopelessness, worthlessness, etc. Originally this was called Melancholia. First thing I going to talk about is the many causes of depression. First off there is abuse, which can range anywhere from emotional, mental, to physical. If someone is abused in any way it can make them feel worthless or make them feel like the deserve the abuse cause they view themselves as failures, which isn’t ever really the case....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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The Signs Of Teen Depression

- “They’ll check your wrists but not your thighs. They’ll check your smile but not your eyes. They’ll avoid the truth but believe the lies.” Depression affects 8 out of 100 teenagers some resulting in death, self-mutilation, and other severe endings. The signs of teen depression can vary but it 's always important to be vigil and look out for even the subtlest hint of something that seems off, because you could save someone’s life. Teen Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Typical Symptoms of Depression

- Depression is a serious disease that is characterized by feeling of sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and worthlessness. Typical symptoms of depression include loss of pleasure in everyday activities, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, weight loss or weight gain, and persistent feelings of sadness or emptiness (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2011). Unfortunately, depression is a common problem in today’s world. In recent years, depression has been termed a major public health concern in the United States....   [tags: feeling of sadness, hopelessness]

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Gender Confinement : Oppression And Depression

- Gender Confinement: Oppression and Depression Charlotte Perkins Gilman writes “The Yellow Wallpaper” to express how women’s rights are oppressed, how society deals with depression and how gender inequality is prevalent in the 19th century. This short story takes place during a period where women are not treated equal to men, and women have few rights. The author uses “The Yellow Wallpaper” to get this point across to the reader. Throughout time, women have experienced confinement through gender, depression and oppression....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Depression

- Definition: Depression is a well-known psychological ailment characterized by a continued depressed mood. It presents as a decreased engagement in matters that previously provided happiness. According to Psychiatric disorder (2015), there are four classifications of depression, these are the following: First, adjustment disorder with depressed mood, this is illustrated as a response to stress or painful life situation; Second, Major depressive disorder (MDD), consist of at least one 2 weeks of grave episode of mood depression such as anhedonia....   [tags: Major depressive disorder]

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Symptoms And Symptoms Of Depression

- First, Depression is considered as an inflammatory disease which incorporates as a serious condition in the body or outside of the body by the Biological and Environmental Depression. Within the body itself, a person can experience physical changes to the brain. For example, stomach cramps, chronic liver disease and bloating are physical causes of Hormone Depression. And Neurotransmitter typically causes disorientation in the brain by acidity reflex that are transpiring in the brain’s nerve system, which develops into various mood disorders....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Depression in the Latino Community

- Part I: What I Know and What I Want to Know The Latino community, from immigrating to United States born Latinos are often known to be depressed. Depression is a medical illness that causes a constant feeling of sadness and lack of interest, it affects how the person feels, behaves and thinks. Many Latinos rely on their extended family, community, traditional healers, or churches for help during a health crisis. As a result, many Latinos with mental illnesses often go without professional mental treatment....   [tags: mental illness in minority groups]

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Common Types of Depression

- Types of Depression, there’s so many of them everyone is different so everyone has their different depression type. Here are some common types that are more known or in your case you probably never heard of. Major Depression or also known as Chronic Depression. Major Depression is lost in interest, lost in energy and this mood could last for a day or more. Systems of this could be feeling guilty, worthless, hypersonic (extensive sleep), restless, slowed down, thoughts that recur on death or doing suicide, and sometimes weight gain or weight loss....   [tags: chronic, atypical, manic ]

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Depression : A Serious Problem

- Depression is a serious problem in today’s time world with everyone going through problems of their own, so one should wonder what depression really is. Depression is defined as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness....   [tags: Major depressive disorder]

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Post Partum Depression

- It is a doctors job to inform pregnant women of the changes their bodies will go through in the stages of pregnancy; changes such as tearfulness, irritability, hypochondriasis, sleeplessness, impairment of concentration, isolation and headache. (Andrea Yates) Women are given time off work and are instructed to do minimal physical activities, they do this in the US so that the woman’s body may recover. Recovery takes a long time and there is an 80% chance that post pregnant woman will become diagnosed with depression, which is when a person feels sad or down for a long period of time....   [tags: Women's Health]

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Depression And Its Effects On Mental State

- Do you ever feel down and out. Fill yourself loosing interest in thing you used to love. Then you might have depression. Depression is a period of time in which you feel sad. I know you are saying to yourself you are just a little down, but depression is a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often unable to live in a normal way. There are multiple types of depression, that effects your mental state in various ways. Symptoms of depression; depressed mood, feeling sad or hopeless, when you no longer receive pleasure from everyday activities, wight loss, weight gain, changes in appetite, too much or too little sleep, feeling tired, feelin...   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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Childhood Depression And Its Effects On Children

- In today’s society, childhood depression is everywhere. Depression in children is extremely serious. “5% to 9% of children are depressed” (Early Childhood). It is a real illness that needs treated. Untreated depression can lead to school failure, drug or alcohol abuse, and even suicide. Depression is equally in girls as it is in boys. (Early Childhood). Depression is the uncontrolled feeling of sadness that can stay for a long time. There are many causes of childhood depression. Along with the many causes, there are many symptoms....   [tags: Psychology, Bipolar disorder]

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