Sad Dads

A recent study of Australian fathers shows a significant jump in feelings of anxiety and depression among new fathers. The small, but growing, body of literature about postpartum depression in men is working to change assumptions that new fathers are generally unaffected by the changes associated with new parenthood. Of the 3,500 fathers in the study, 9% reported clinically relevant distress. This figure is significant as it is 1.5 times higher than for Australian men in general. In some cases paternal postpartum distress was higher among socioeconomically disadvantaged men as well as among those under 30.

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Shea Kamlet, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Marriage Counselor
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