Forgotten Fathers: New Dads Also at Risk for Postpartum Depression
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 5-10 percent of new fathers experience postpartum depression (PPD). The rate increases dramatically if their partners suffer from PPD. A team of UNLV couple and family therapy professors have studied firsthand accounts from fathers struggling with PPD and the barriers to receiving treatment. The research has been published in the Journal of Family Issues.