Brandon Eddy

Assistant Professor, Couple and Family Therapy
Expertise: Postpartum Depression, Transition to Parenthood, Men and Pregnancy, Couple Relationships, Infertility, Miscarriage

Biography

Brandon Eddy studies the transition to parenthood, specifically postpartum depression.

His research has examined postpartum depression in men, as well as the impact of pregnancy on couple relationships. Eddy, who joined the UNLV in 2017, also teaches multiple courses on marriage and family therapy.

As a therapist, he has helped clients navigate miscarriage, infertility, and the adjustment to becoming a parent. He also specializes in working with families with autism.

 

Education

  • B.S., Child and Family Studies, Weber State University
  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, Texas Tech University

Brandon Eddy In The News

HowStuffWorks
March 22, 2019
For some time, researchers and mental health experts have known that postpartum depression (PPD) is not something solely experienced by new moms. New dads, too, experience depression.
Daily Wellness Pro
March 18, 2019
  Postpartum depression comes in the wake of a newborn child. It typically affects women following childbirth on account of the psychological adjustment to motherhood, hormonal changes, fatigue, and such factors. So far, postpartum depression has been linked with mothers. However, a new study published in the Journal of Family Issues declares that men can also be affected by postpartum depression.  
Telangana Today
March 16, 2019
  Not just mothers, new dads also at risk for postpartum depression, says study  
For Every Mom
March 15, 2019
As many as 1 in 10 new dads suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), but how does the condition differ for men compared to women? A new study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas finds six commonalities among fathers suffering from PPD, and ultimately highlights the need for better screening among new moms and dads.

Articles Featuring Brandon Eddy

ResearchMarch 7, 2019
UNLV study provides an in-depth look at new fathers’ experiences with PPD.