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We often hear that new mothers have suffered from postpartum depression. But what about the new father?
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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.
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.
Not just mothers, new dads also at risk for postpartum depression, says study
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.
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Researchers analyzed online forums and websites and discovered new fathers sharing stories about the condition usually associated with new mothers.
Postnatal depression affects not only women, but many new fathers.
New research suggests postpartum depression is not limited to new moms as new dads may also develop depression. Unfortunately, a lack of information on male postpartum depression (PPD) has led to issues regarding detection and treatment of the little-known phenomenon among men.