Postpartum Depressive Symptoms: They Don’t Always Just Go Away
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I'm an action and intervention researcher working on the evaluation of methods, to support and improve the quality of child and family services (0-5 years). Currently, I'm the lead on several projects and involved in research on internet interventions, adoption, and the evaluation and implementation of methods such as the Nurse-Family Partnership Norway, Circle of Security, and Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC).

                       

Postpartum Depressive Symptoms: They Don’t Always Just Go Away

Being pregnant and becoming a mother was an overwhelming experience for "Alice." She had trouble sleeping, felt apathetic, and she was on the verge of crying most of the time. "Elaine" didn’t get much sleep either; she was nervous, constantly worried for her baby, and could start crying over the tiniest things. Hospital staff told both mothers that having the "baby blues" was normal the first few days after birth and that it would soon go away. Returning home after...

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