Mental Health Problems Among Childbearing Women: Historical Perspectives and Social Determinants

Jane Fisher, Catherine Acton, Heather Rowe

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Abstract

Mental health problems among women who are pregnant, or who have recently given birth occur in social, cultural, economic and political contexts. These influence their life opportunities and access to health. They also influence the conceptual frameworks of academics and clincians and therefore the ways in which research questions are posed, investigations designed and data interpreted, and also how individual experiences are assessed, explained and responded to. This chapter provides a perspective on how historical conceptualisations and social determinants have influenced perinatal psychology and psychiatry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMotherhood in the Face of Trauma
Subtitle of host publicationPathways Towards Healing and Growth
EditorsMaria Muzik, Katherine Lisa Rosenblum
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter1
Pages3-20
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-65724-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-65722-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameIntegrating Psychiatry and Primary Care
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2522-5693
ISSN (Electronic)2522-5707

Cite this

Fisher, J., Acton, C., & Rowe, H. (2018). Mental Health Problems Among Childbearing Women: Historical Perspectives and Social Determinants. In M. Muzik, & K. L. Rosenblum (Eds.), Motherhood in the Face of Trauma: Pathways Towards Healing and Growth (pp. 3-20). (Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65724-0