Hanley, J. and Long, B. (2006). A study of Welsh mothers experiences of postnatal depression. Midwifery, 22(2), 147-157.

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Hanley, J. and Long, B. (2006). A study of Welsh mothers’ experiences of postnatal depression. Midwifery, 22(2), 147-157. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266613805000793

The article aimed at examining the way Welsh mothers felt like following diagnosis with postnatal depression and whether the question of postnatal depression could be socially determined. Interviews were conducted on several mothers and the results were that mothers knew very little concerning postnatal depression and its effects hence were reluctant to share their feelings on the same.

The article is relevant to the present study because it contains firsthand experience of mothers diagnosed with depression. The findings could give insight into social and emotional effects of childbirth hence helping mothers avoid feelings of isolation.

Weinberg, M. K., Olson, K. L., Beeghly, M. and Tronick, E. Z. (2006). Making up is hard to do, especially for mothers with high levels of depressive symptoms and their infant sons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(7), 670-683. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01545.x/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=falseThe aim of the study was to determine how depressed mothers interact with their young children. Through this goal, the researchers could analyze mother-infant affective expressiveness in the light of depressive symptoms of the mother. The results established that sons were more vulnerable to maternal depression than daughters.

The article is quite informative as far as the current topic is concerned. Its findings dig into the challenging social context of depressed mothers having to live with infants and the necessary affection that infants require from mothers.

Sayil, M., Gure, A. and Ucanok, Z. (2008). First Time Mothers’ Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Across the Transition to Motherhood: Associations with Maternal and Environmental Characteristics. Wealth & Health, 44(3), 61-77. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J013v44n03_04#.VMahCd7peIUThe study aimed at examining the factors affecting maternal well-being of mothers such as environmental, demographic, personality, and belief. The study used postnatal depression as a measure of well-being in mothers. The study revealed that maternal depression in the postnatal period was largely the result of unplanned pregnancy, low support and negative attitude towards employment.

The information in the article is crucial to understanding the present topic. The scope of study and methods used make the article an authoritative one to use as a reference point.

Everingham, C. R., Heading, G. and Connor, L. (2006). Couples’ experiences of postnatal depression: A framing analysis of cultural identity, gender and communication. Social Science and Medicine, 62(7), 1745-1756. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953605004582The study was informed by the fact that there exist difficulties in communication between unsupportive fathers and postnatally depressed mothers. The study delved into determining the causes of poor communication between couples in such situations. It found out that mothers and fathers understand the postnatal experience from different angles, hence the lack of communication.

Much of the contents are relevant to the current topic. Poor communication is one of the experiences postnatal mothers with depression have. Therefore, this article will shed more light on the same.

Shields, B. (2005). Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. Hachette Books.The author narrates her experiences with postnatal depression. Hers was horrible. The feelings ranged from stoicism to embarrassment to shock to melancholy all at once. Joy was a foreign term in her life. Her hopes of bouncing back to her normal feelings bounced. Everything got worse.

The book is quite informative. The author has given a careful compilation of her experience as a mother with depression. Many other depressed mothers feel these experiences, hence can shed some light on the current topic.

Williams, C. and Cantwell, R. (2009). Overcoming Postnatal Depression A Five Areas Approach. Hodder Arnold Publication.The author proposes five steps to deal with postnatal depression. These steps derive from the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) model. They are: life situation, altered thinking, altered feelings, and altered physical symptoms.

The source is vital to making recommendations or solutions to postnatal depression. Discussing the topic without knowing the solutions is inadequate. This source will provide a background against which solutions can be sought.

Milgrom, J. and Gemmill, A. (2015). Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: Evidence-based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment. Wiley.The book contains the latest diagnosis methods for postnatal depression. The authors compare diagnosis methods across countries such as England, Australia, Wales, and Scotland. All the evidence gives an authoritative source of data as to how the condition can be detected.

Diagnosis of postnatal depression is one grey area. Mothers are not aware of the symptoms in the first place. With this resource, crucial data will be obtained to use in the current topic regarding diagnosis of the condition.

Corey, L. M. and Goodman, S. H. (2006). Women and Depression: A Handbook for the Social, Behavioral and Biomedical. NY: Springer

The book looks into the transmission of psychological disorders from depressed mother to their children. The authors examine the current state of events empirically and draw implications thereon. They give a detailed view of why children with depressed mothers should be given much attention.

The book is an accurate account of the state of things currently. It offers insight into the parental effects on children. Not only depressed mothers suffer, but their children do suffer more.

Westall, C. and Liamputtong, P. (2011). Motherhood and Parental Depression: Narratives of Women and their Partners. CRC Press

The book is a collection of experiences of various women diagnosed with postnatal depression. The women were sampled from various parts of the world, and from various places in America. The authors then conduct analyses to determine common factors cutting across the experiences.

This source is informative as it contains firsthand information on the topic. The analyses by the authors are an added advantage as it makes the topic easier to comprehend.

Association of Post Natal Illness (2014). Post Natal Depression. Retrieved 26 January 2015 from http://apni.org/leaflets/post-natal-depression/This site summarizes postnatal depression by giving succinct facts about the disease, its causes, and the effects it has on mother, child and the family. The data is compiled by professional medical persons hence is quite reliable.

The site belongs to a registered organization. The information contained therein is reliable and the latest on the topic. This source will be useful to understanding the topic faster due to its summarized nature.