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    Post-Partum Depression

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    Post-Partum Depression (PPD) is a serious condition affecting the mother following parturition of the child, and it is characterized by feeling tired all the time, despite adequate amounts of sleep, an inadequate connection with the infant, an inability or lack of desire to breastfeed, anxiety, anger, and sadness. PPD is classified into three categories; post-partum blues, post-partum depression, and post-partum psychosis. In the first category, post-partum blues, the condition usually develops

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    Post Partum Depression

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    Post Partum Depression Unlike "the baby blues" which affects 70% to 80% of new mothers and does not require prompt medical attention due to its mild nature. Major Post Partum Depression attacks 10% of new mothers and is entirely a beast of a different nature, one that must be reckoned with. The most recent Post Partum case that has rightfully caused a media frenzy is the Andrea Yates case. Yates was the mother of five young children. This past summer Yates held each of her children in a bath

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    Post Partum Depression

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    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. But are these women getting all the help they need to recover psychologically from such changes? A woman can feel extremely overwhelmed with a newborn child to look after. Some

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    aforementioned stereotype: "John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage," (9). This statement illustrates the blatant sexism of society at the time. John does not believe that his wife is sick, while she is really suffering from post-partum depression. He neglects to listen to his wife in regard to her thoughts, feelings, and health through this thought pattern. According to him, there is not anything wrong with his wife except for temporary nerve issues, which should not be serious. By closing

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    The Path into Madness in The Yellow Wallpaper In the late 1800's/early 1900's, when Charlotte Perkins Gilman experienced her episode of "temporary nervous depression" (Gilman 885), and wrote her autobiographical short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," the workings of the mind were mysteries that few medical people attempted to investigate. A patient who was poor and ill-educated and exhibiting signs of mental disorder was institutionalized -- ala Bedlam. The patient who was rich, educated, and/or

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    The Yellow Wallpaper:  Imprisoned by Society Charlotte Perkins Gilman's, "The Yellow Wallpaper" is the story of a woman's descent into madness as the result of being isolated as a form of "treatment" when suffering from postpartum depression.  On a larger scale, Gilman is also telling the story of how women were kept prisoners by the confines of the society of her time and the penalties these women incurred when they attempted to break free from these confines. In the beginning of the story,

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    Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a fictionalized autobiographical account that illustrates the emotional and intellectual deterioration of the female narrator who is also a wife and mother. The woman, who seemingly is suffering from post-partum depression, searches for some sort of peace in her male dominated world. She is given a “rest cure” from her husband/neurologist doctor that requires strict bed rest and an imposed reprieve form any mental stimulation. As a result of her husband’s controlling

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    Rewriting The Yellow Wallpaper

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    Rewriting  "The Yellow Wallpaper" Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman rank as two of the most outstanding champions of women's rights who were active during the nineteenth century. Both professed a deep and personal faith and both were wise enough and secure enough to develop their own ideas and relationship with their creator. In 1895 Stanton published The Woman's Bible, her personal assault on organized religion's strangle-hold on the women of the world. Gilman published her

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    from post-partum depression. Her abilities fail to develop as she is forced by her husband to suppress her strengths. The narrator is imprisoned in her own life and is obviously unhappy. “The Yellow Wallpaper” expresses the theme of confinement and imprisonment as the narrator describes how her illness helps her husband imprison her with the house, the bedroom,

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    mothers with depression prior to birth and after birth can affect infant development. These include cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional aspects. This paper will be examining two articles with similar methodologies and various responses displayed in the participants. Both articles take on similar approaches; however, one article examines how less-competent mothers with depression, negatively influences child behavior and the latter takes on the approach that maternal depression is a psychological

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    After having a baby, any woman is susceptible to post-partum depression. Andrea Yates ended up with Post-Partum Psychosis. She claimed to have visions of knives after some of her children were born. Her family had history of mental illness. Her illness was so bad that she was not only having visions but in her own testimony stated that her and her children were watching cartoons one day and the program stopped just so the cartoon characters could tell her children to stop eating so much candy, and

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    exhibiting the symptoms of post-partum depression listed in Web MD such as feeling unworthy, finding it hard to focus, feeling that moving takes great effort, and feeling unusually tired (WebMD); all of which are ignored by her husband who chooses instead to keep her medicated. In this story published in 1892 a young mother and her family vacation for three months in a dilapidated mansion at the bay. The reason for the vacation is for Charlotte to recover from her ‘nervous depression’ (Gilman 308) as diagnosed

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    and mans life, this is not always the case (Marino, Battaglia, Massimino, & Aguglia, 2012). This can be evident in the post-partum period where a variety of negative feelings are manifested, with the consequences taking an immense toll on the physical development of a child and the mental health of the parents. (Marino, et al., 2012). Throughout this essay, post-partum depression (PPD) will be explored, along with the immense complexities that surround the disorder. These complexities will be identified

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    analysis will focus on the effects of post-partum depression and the rest-cure, how self-expression and oppression throughout the story affected the main character, and how the yellow wallpaper contributed to Jane’s hallucinations. The Yellow Wallpaper was written in 1892, when post-partum depression and other mental illness weren’t seen by doctors as a disease. This caused most physicians to prescribe a specific treatment for post-partum depression that didn’t help. The Rest Cure was prescribed

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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s story, The Yellow Wallpaper, portrays the life and mind of a woman suffering from post-partum depression in the late eighteenth century. Gilman uses setting to strengthen the impact of her story by allowing the distant country mansion symbolize the loneliness of her narrator, Jane. Gilman also uses flat characters to enhance the depth of Jane’s thoughts; however, Gilman’s use of narrative technique impacts her story the most. In The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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    Tackle Baby Blues and Post-Partum Depression Giving birth to a child is the most beautiful feeling and the moment you conceive, you just can’t wait for the child to arrive. Every mother looks forward to holding the child in her arms. If you are a new mother or new to this ‘mommy’ world, there is already a heap of information to take in. Be it about child nutrition, the course of gestation, the foods to avoid and what not. You already feel pretty overwhelmed by all the information that you need

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    Childhood Depression

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    behavioral changes, poor Recognizing the symptoms and early signs of childhood depression, seeking diagnosis and treatment and learning to live with and accept the disorder and still live for yourself are all important steps for knowledgeable parents. Childhood depression has only been recognized as a real clinical problem for about twenty-two years. Before that time, children that exhibited signs that are now recognized as depression were thought to be behavioral problems that the child would grow out of

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    impart her own difficult encounters in post-partum depression. Gilman, her spouse doctor, John, and Jennie, sister of John, have leased a mansion for the summer with the goal that Gilman can recover from a temporary nervous depression. The conflict of the story evolves through the moments in a room that has yellow wallpaper, marriage issues, and when she does not believe that she is sick, John is convinced that she was experiencing moderate depression and recommends the “rest cure” treatment. Gilman

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    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

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    Marriages In order to understand what is postpartum depression first is important to know what is the meaning of depression in general. This paper will focus on postpartum depression (PPD) and how affects marriage base on the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Perkins Gilman. Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way a person eats, sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things. Depression is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not

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