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Title: Perinatal trauma and the aftermath : attachment, social support, parental rearing, meaning of loss & mental health
Author: Budak, Ayse Meltem
ISNI:       0000 0004 5350 6216
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis investigates perinatal trauma and perinatal mental health, including obsessive compulsive, post-traumatic stress, panic, social phobia, agoraphobia, general anxiety, major depression and postnatal depression symptoms within attachment theory's perspective. It aims to give insight into both caregiving and caretaking experiences of mothers in the pursuit of understanding the aftermath of perinatal trauma Thus it aims to understand first of all, interrelated factors like attachment styles, social support and parental rearing experience in predicting perinatal mental health including anxiety specific symptoms. Then it examines the mediational relationship between support and attachment styles and draws attention to understanding the importance of this relationship in relation to practical implications. This thesis also aims to understand the differences and similarities in various trauma experiences. The final aim of this thesis focuses on the experience of perinatal trauma and the relationship between mothers who experienced previous perinatal trauma and the subsequent infant. The thesis employs both qualitative and quantitative design and analysis techniques.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RZ Other systems of medicine