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Description - The Ghost in the House by Tracy Thompson

Thousands of women are affected by depression every year, suffering individual episodes at nearly twice the rate that men do. The prime years for depression are also, not coincidentally, the primary childbearing years: between 25 and 44. In The Ghost in the House, award-winning reporter Tracy Thompson explores the science and psychology of maternal depression, integrating her own experiences as a mother and depression sufferer with survey results from 400 mothers who have been diagnosed with major depression. It is an illness at the intersection of genetic vulnerability and environment - in this case, the unprecedented level of stress that mothers live with today. By its very nature, it affects the lives of the children who grow up in its shadow - a fact long known to scientists but rarely discussed. Thompson's top-notch science writing builds on the tradition of blending memoir with journalism to put a human face on a common, and much misunderstood psychological state. A book every woman and mother must readm it is groundbreaking in its research, evocative, hopeful, graceful and tough.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749927189
ISBN-10: 0749927186
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 22mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tracy Thompson

Tracy Thompson is a freelance journalist and an award-winning Washington Post reporter. She is the author of The Beast: A Journey through Depression. She lives in Washington

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