Paternal Depression News and Research

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Paternal depression is a condition in which a first-time or seasoned father shows symptoms and signs of depression after a child is born. It is becoming increasingly recognized, though its incidence is lower than that seen in mothers.

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Parental depression affects children's mental health and educational attainment

Parental depression affects children's mental health and educational attainment

Children of mothers with antenatal and postnatal depression are at greater risk of depression

Children of mothers with antenatal and postnatal depression are at greater risk of depression

Maternal depression associated with development of atopic dermatitis in children

Maternal depression associated with development of atopic dermatitis in children

Depression in expectant parents during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth

Depression in expectant parents during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth

First-time expectant dads experience depression

First-time expectant dads experience depression

Parental depression can put toddlers at risk of developing troubling behaviors

Parental depression can put toddlers at risk of developing troubling behaviors

Study identifies young fathers who are at increased risk of developing depressive symptoms

Study identifies young fathers who are at increased risk of developing depressive symptoms

Study reveals high rate of parental depression in first year after child's birth

Study reveals high rate of parental depression in first year after child's birth

Research analysis shows 10% of fathers experience prenatal or postpartum depression

Research analysis shows 10% of fathers experience prenatal or postpartum depression