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ERIC Number: EJ926612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Post-Adoption Depression: Clinical Windows on an Emerging Concept
Speilman, Eda
Zero to Three (J), v31 n3 p35-41 Jan 2011
In recent years, the concept of post-adoption depression--with both parallels and differences from postpartum depression--has emerged as a salient descriptor of the experience of a significant minority of newly adoptive parents. This article offers a clinical perspective on post-adoption depression through the stories of several families seen in parent-child psychotherapy. Adopting parents face potential challenges from multiple sources, such as personal histories, the context of emotional loss and legal uncertainty, and the demands on reflective function. Increasing awareness of post-adoption depression among providers and families can enhance possibilities for support and appropriate services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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