Couples' experiences of postnatal depression: a framing analysis of cultural identity, gender and communication.

@article{Everingham2006CouplesEO,
  title={Couples' experiences of postnatal depression: a framing analysis of cultural identity, gender and communication.},
  author={Christine Everingham and Gaynor Heading and Linda Ann Connor},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 7},
  pages={
          1745-56
        }
}
Difficulties in communication have been associated with fathers' perceived lack of support for mothers suffering postnatal depression (PND). This paper investigates why the communication of the experience of PND is so difficult and considers how these difficulties might be linked, in part, to the diagnostic process. The study explores, through in-depth interviews, how six Australian couples talked about the new mothers' experience of mild to moderate PND. Framing analysis revealed discrepancies… CONTINUE READING

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