Postnatal depression: exploring adolescent women's experiences and perceptions of being depressed.

by Moses-Europa, Simone

Abstract (Summary)
Adolescent pregnancy has been of longstanding societal concern primarily because of the inability of most young mothers to provide adequately for their infants. Depression often results in disengagement from mother-child interaction. Adolescent mothers identified as depressed are at increased risk of future psychopathology, with additional deleterious effects on their infants&rsquo
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:postpartum depression puerperal psychoses teenage mothers mental health south africa


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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