Forgotten Fathers: New Dads Also at Risk for Postpartum Depression

MAn with a distressed look on his face, sitting on a couch with his hand on his forehead
Mar. 18, 2019

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.