Postpartum depression in refugee and asylum-seeking women in Canada: A critical health psychology perspective

  title={Postpartum depression in refugee and asylum-seeking women in Canada: A critical health psychology perspective},
  author={Amy Brown-Bowers and Kelly McShane and Karline Wilson-Mitchell and Maria Gurevich},
  pages={318 - 335}
Canada has one of the world’s largest refugee resettlement programs in the world. Just over 48 percent of Canadian refugees are women, with many of them of childbearing age and pregnant. Refugee and asylum-seeking women in Canada face a five times greater risk of developing postpartum depression than Canadian-born women. Mainstream psychological approaches to postpartum depression emphasize individual-level risk factors (e.g. hormones, thoughts, emotions) and individualized treatments (e.g… Expand
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