Singing "the baby blues": a content analysis of popular press articles about postpartum affective disturbances.

@article{Martnez2000SingingB,
  title={Singing "the baby blues": a content analysis of popular press articles about postpartum affective disturbances.},
  author={Ra{\'u}l Mart{\'i}nez and Ingrid Johnston-Robledo and Heather M. Ulsh and Joan C. Chrisler},
  journal={Women & health},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 2-3},
  pages={
          37-56
        }
}
A content analysis was conducted to evaluate the description of postpartum mood disturbances in magazine articles that appeared during the years 1980-1998. Nineteen articles about postpartum depression and eight articles about "the baby blues" were identified and analyzed for their discussion of etiologies, symptoms, treatments, resources, and demographic assumptions about their readers. The results indicate a strong bias in favor of the medical model of postpartum affective disorders. The… CONTINUE READING

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