Postpartum depression affects not only women
It is no secret that in recent years, men have been more and more actively involved in the lives of their children, help pregnant wives, worry, and some of them even take maternity leave instead of mothers. This can not but rejoice, but there is also not very good news. The conclusions made by researchers at Northwestern University of the United States are very sad: one in ten men is prone to postpartum depression.
10% of young fathers may develop depression after giving birth to a wife.
199 couples were under observation, they communicated with them immediately after childbirth and 45 months after, and all this time the families were watched. Psychologists note that postpartum depression in fathers is more difficult to detect, while it can much more noticeably affect psychological comfort in the family than depression that has become quite common in mothers of infants.
The psychological illness of dads can develop into further depression and can affect both the condition of a small child and the condition of older children. Scientists urge us to be more attentive to our men and in case of anxiety immediately seek help from specialist psychotherapists. Be healthy!