Depression in Dads

Post Partum Depression in Dads

In the May 19, 2010 Journal of the American Medical Association, James F. Paulson, PhD, a pediatric psychologist and professor at East Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA reports data from a review of 43 research studies in which just over 28,000 men were evaluated for post partum depression. Paulson and his colleagues found that 10.4% of new fathers experienced post partum depression, a number that is more than double the 4.8% rate of depression in men in the general population. Paulson also found that post partum depression in new dads peaked from 3-6 months post partum at about 25%.

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Resources:

www.postpartummen.com. This website is run by Will Courtenay, a psychologist in Oakland, Calif.

www.fathersforum.com – This website is owned and operated by Bruce Linton, PhD, a MFT and psychologist who specializes in men’s health and fatherhood.