Case Study Of Brooke Shields Essay

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Case Study Individual: Brooke Shields Actress Brooke Shields was born in 1965 in New York City, and has been in the limelight ever since she was 11 months old, she acted in movies since she was a teenager, modeled for Calvin Klein, and even graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in French Literature. Shields was married to Andre Agassi, a professional tennis player, but the two split inn 1999 the same year she met her current husband Chris Henchy, a television writer, with whom she has two daughters with. Diagnosis: Brooke was diagnosed with severe postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is something that not only mothers but fathers may also experience after the birth of a child. It is more common for new mothers to go through this depression within the first four weeks after childbirth, in some cases it may not be present until six months after birth. Postpartum depression can affect all women and about half of the women diagnosed with PPD have never experienced depression, but 1 in 7 women are diagnosed with PPD. History of Presenting Problem: The history of the presenting problem was Brooke’s past experience with pregnancy and also the way that she was behaving and feeling towards her daughter that her and her husband wanted so dearly. “I couldn’t hold the baby, I couldn’t do anything for the baby, I couldn’t look at the baby” Brooke tells ABC News. This is when she realized that something was really wrong with the way she was feeling and

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