Why We Need To Be Talking About Postpartum Depression In Dads

March 17, 2015 9:15 PM

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Why We Need To Be Talking About Postpartum Depression In Dads

Although studies estimate that as many as one in 10 fathers suffers from postpartum depression, many dads go overlooked and untreated because such little research has been done on the issue. A new study, however, shows that dads' "baby blues" can affect their ability to parent and cause anxiety and behavioral issues in toddlers.

Researchers from Northwestern University looked at 199 couples during the first six weeks after their child was born and again after 45 months, when their babies had grown into toddlers. For the study, which was published earlier this month in the journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and P...

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