Expectant dads get depressed too

Posted on October 6, 2015

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While mother’s “baby blues” have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression. Recent research sheds light on fathers’ mental health by releasing the first study to report the prevalence of antenatal depression symptoms among men.

Findings show that a significant number of first-time expectant fathers experience depression during their partner’s pregnancy. This may have important clinical implications for depression screening and early prevention efforts in expectant fathers.

By teaching fathers and screening for this early on in their partner's pregnancy, the risk or the continuation of depression postpartum can be reduced.

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Source material from Psy Post

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