Not just mothers, new dads also at risk for postpartum depression | Study

By on March 15, 2019

When it comes to suffering from baby blues, we do talk about mothers going through postpartum depression (PPD) , after giving birth to a baby. However, dads rarely make it to this discussion. According to recent study, new dads also are also exposed to the risk of PPD.

In PPD, some women feel a bit down or anxious in the first couple of weeks after giving birth.

The study offers an in-depth view of new fathers’ experiences with PPD. The study explores issues they encounter and how they can move beyond barriers they face in receiving diagnoses and treatment of the little-known phenomenon.

According to the research, between 5 and 10 percent of new fathers in the United States suffer from PPD, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. One study shows that the risk goes up to 24 to 50 percent for men whose partners suffer from PPD.

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