Postpartum depression is traditionally thought to affect exclusively moms as they are the ones who go through the most significant changes in their bodies and their psyches. However, it is common among dads too. In fact, a recent study published in the August 2006 issue of the journal Pediatrics, reports that about ten percent of all fathers in the U. S. are affected by postpartum depression.
Symptoms of postpartum depression in dads may include:
Dads who suffer from postpartum depression:
Additionally, babies whose parents both suffer from depression are:
Possible reasons for postpartum depression among dads include:
Dads can avoid postpartum depression by: