N.29 - Although we are women

Post-partum depression: A clinical experience with a group of women

Abstract

In this contribution the complexity of the clinical picture of post-partum depression will be brought to light, which connects to the deep psychological dynamics experienced by women during the gestation and birth of the child. Starting with some reflections which arose from within a clinical journey of a group of women who suffer from this psychopathology, it highlights how the woman’s pregnancy is a time when childhood conflicts re-emerge, and on the basis of personal experiences with her own mother, she rearranges her new role. There will be various considerations suggested on the usefulness of group intervention to address this pathology and its highly dysfunctional effects, recognized by international literature on the development and growth of the child.

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