Fathers Experience Prenatal, Postpartum DepressionSep 29th, 2010 | By Dr. Jeffrey Huttman Ph.D.
Prenatal or postpartum depression are conditions and emotions associated with women giving birth. But, recent research shows that some fathers also experience the depression related to pregnancy and post-child birth. According to an analysis of previous research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), about 10 percent of fathers experience prenatal or postpartum depression. Rates are highest in the three to six month postpartum period. “It’s viewed