Postpartum Depression Role Attainment Research Proposal by write123

Postpartum Depression Role Attainment
This paper looks at depression following childbirth, both for women and the families involved.
# 106705 | 2,000 words | 27 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 12, 2008 in Psychology (Social) , Sociology (Theory) , Medical and Health (General) , Women Studies (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses that postpartum depression is a serious and invasive social problem affecting millions of women and their families every year. The writer notes that it is clear from the research on the subject that postpartum depression is both a biological and an environmental problem that can be successfully treated, if the individual seeks such treatment. The consequences of untreated postnatal depression are broad, as it can affect not only the individual woman but her infant, any children she previously bore and her partner, where one is present as well as extended relations and other social support structure members. This work addresses the issue of postpartum depression and the maternal role attainment, to develop a now suspected link between social and personal stagnation and postpartum depression.

Statement of Problem
Review of Literature
Sample Selection
Variable Identification
Data Collection/Data Analysis
Protection of Subjects
Limitations of Research Design
Expected Results

From the Paper:

"Research is conclusive of one fact, and that is that postpartum depression has long term effects, as individuals need but a few weeks to develop a habit, and many habits of child rearing, social inaction and role inaction or negative action can compound to result in long term social and personal stagnation relating to the interruption that this supposedly glorious developmental even creates. The difficulty regarding research is that most research regarding postpartum depression revolves around theses that are interested only in the infant well being, and not so much in the long term or even short term coping of the mother. In fact is often only in extreme high-risk population, such as rape victims, extremely young mothers, or known drug using mothers where the welfare of the mother is not considered the secondary factor to the disorder research. It is also clear form the existing literature that research is often compounded based on the idea that depression, in all its forms is environmental as well as biological and that it needs to be treated with multidimensional treatment plans. Yet, a true long term study regarding post partum depression and long term role attainment by mothers has not been done. It would therefore be prudent to develop a research base that responded to this gap as a way to understand the give and take of role attainment with regard to postpartum depression."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abrams, L. S., & Curran, L. (2007). Not Just a Middle-Class Affliction: Crafting a Social Work Research Agenda on Postpartum Depression. Health and Social Work, 32(4), 289.
  • Ainsworth, P. (2000). Understanding Depression. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Bernstein, V. J., & Hans, S. L. (1991). Advocating for the Young Child in Need through Strengthening the Parent-Child Relationship. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 20(1), 28-41.
  • Bradley, R. H. (1993). Children's Home Environments, Health, Behavior, and Intervention Efforts: a Review Using the Home Inventory as a Marker Measure. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 119(4), 437-490.
  • Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., & Toth, S. L. (2000). The Efficacy of Toddler-Parent Psychotherapy for Fostering Cognitive Development in Offspring of Depressed Mothers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 28(2), 135.

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