Posts tagged mental health
A leak in the academic pipeline: identity and health among postdoctoral women

Several challenges (e.g., sexism, parental leave, the glass ceiling, etc.) disproportionately affect women in academia (and beyond), and thus perpetuate the leaky pipeline metaphor for women who opt-out of an academic career. Although this pattern can be seen at all levels of the academic hierarchy, a critical time for women facing such challenges is during the postdoctoral stage, when personal life transitions and professional ambitions collide.

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Reconstructing my identity: an autoethnographic exploration of depression and anxiety in academia

The purpose of this paper is to offer an insight into mental health illness in academia, and its impact on academic identity. Design/methodology/approach The study adopts an evocative autoethnographic approach, utilising diary entries collected during the author’s three-month absence from her university due to depression and anxiety.

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Antenatal risk factors for postpartum depression: a synthesis of recent literature

Postpartum nonpsychotic depression is the most common complication of childbearing, affecting approximately 10–15% of women and, as such, represents a considerable health problem affecting women and their families. This systematic review provides a synthesis of the recent literature pertaining to antenatal risk factors associated with developing this condition.

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Obstetric risk factors for postnatal depression in urban and rural community samplesds

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine obstetric risk factors for postnatal depression in an urban and rural community sample, with concurrent consideration of personality, psychiatric history and recent life events.Methods: This was a prospective study with women planning to give birth in one of the four participating hospitals recruited antenatally.

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