Can Men Suffer From Postpartum Depression?


Postpartum Depression is a type of depression that is experienced by new moms. It can last months, and even years! Can fathers experience this too? Laci discusses why young men might want to wait to have children.

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How does postpartum depression affect infants?
http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/postpartum-care/postpartum-depression-affect-infants.htm
“Pregnancy’s fluctuating hormone levels are responsible for skin discoloration, strange food cravings, drooling, and bloated feet.”

Postpartum depression
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression/basics/causes/con-20029130
“There’s no single cause of postpartum depression. Physical, emotional and lifestyle factors may all play a role.”

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms: Study
http://www.webmd.com/men/news/20140414/young-dads-at-risk-of-depressive-symptoms-study-finds
“Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child’s kindergarten, a new study suggests.”

Young Dads Are at Risk for Postpartum Depression
http://time.com/61021/young-dads-are-at-risk-for-postpartum-depression/
“A study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that men who become fathers around age 25 see a 68 percent increase of depression symptoms over the first five years of being dads – if they live at the same home as their children.”

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