Myths of motherhood. The role of culture in the development of postpartum depression

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Alessandra Ambrosini ; Giovanni Stanghellini (2012)
  • Publisher: Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  • Journal: Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità (issn: 0021-2571)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4415/ANN_12_03_08
  • Subject: depressione postpartum | maternità | identità femminile | typus melancholicus | fenomenologia | Public aspects of medicine | RA1-1270

OBJECTIVES: This paper intends to offer a theoretical insight into the myths of motherhood and how these myths can bear on the pathogenesis of postpartum depression. METHODS: From a man's view motherhood is conceptualized as a necessary stage in the progress towards the... View more
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