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Academic but easy to read, substantial and credible.
on 7 April 2002
Postnatal Depression by Paula Nicolson is a thorough study of a condition that is too often scoffed at by the medical profession and lay people alike. Women who have suffered from any or all of the symptoms described by Professor Nicolson will learn from this book that they are neither alone nor mad. First time mothers-to-be will also be reassured; many apprehensions they may have are answered here. The book is based on an in-depth academic study, but is written in an accessible and lucid style - the reader does not have to be a professor herself to understand its contents. (Or himself - fathers-to-be or new fathers would also find this book a useful tool to understanding the emotions surrounding a birth.) And because the subjects of the book's study were 'real' people (with names changed to protect anonymity of course), their profiles make interesting reading to a general browser too.