Paternal postnatal depression in Ireland: Prevalence and associated factors.

Authors: Philpott, L.F. & Corcoran, P.

Source: Midwifery. 2017 Oct 20;56:121-127. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2017.10.009. [Epub ahead of print]

BACKGROUND: it is well established that fatherhood has a long term positive and protective effect on men’s health. However, there is also evidence that the transition to fatherhood can be complex and demanding and can lead to distress, anxiety and increased risk of depression.

OBJECTIVE:this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of paternal postnatal depression, and to examine associations with a range of demographic and clinical factors.

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