The evolutionary context of postnatal depression

@article{Crouch1999TheEC,
  title={The evolutionary context of postnatal depression},
  author={Mira Crouch},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={163-182}
}
Abstract“Postnatal depression” denotes the syndrome of dysphoria, debility, and anxiety that follows childbirth in about 10–20% of women (as variously estimated). Its etiology is seen to be lodged in a variety of psychosocial as well as biological factors, among which the isolating and pressured culture of contemporary society (especially for women/mothers) is commonly singled out as a powerful precipitator. This view is extended here through the evolutionary perspective which casts maternal… CONTINUE READING
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