Postpartum Depression in Older Women Research Paper by cee-cee

Postpartum Depression in Older Women
This paper discusses the risks of fatigue and depression in women who become first-time mothers over the age of 35.
# 107582 | 2,799 words | 18 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 08, 2008 in Women Studies (General) , Psychology (General)

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The paper explores first-time mothers over the age of 35 and the mental and emotional difficulties that they face after birth. The paper explains why older women have increased chances of postpartum depression and looks at the nursing perspective on the issue. It concludes that educating these women on the mental aspect of giving birth will help them with their childbirth experience.

Introduction and History
Significance of the Problem
Presentation of the Problem
Nursing Management of the Problem

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beck, C.T. (2002). Postpartum depression: A metasynthesis. Qualitative Health Research, 12(4), 453-472.
  • Beutler, L.E., Clarkin, J.F., & Bongar, B. (2000). Guidelines for the systematic treatment of the depressed patient. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Bozoky, I. & Corwin, E. (2001) Fatigue as a predictor of postpartum depression, Journal Of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 31, 436-442.
  • Caltabiano, N.J & Caltabiano, M. L. (1996). Relationship between exhaustion and postnatal depression. Psychological Reports 79(1), p. 225-226
  • Chaudron, L.H., Klein, M.H., Remington, P., Palta, M., Allen, C., & Essex, M.J. (2001). Predictors, prodromes and incidence of postpartum depression. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 22, 103-112.

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