Paternal Depression leads to problems with children
Why do we tend to overlook the mental health needs of new parents particularly the father’s needs? The emotional swings that accompany the mother’s experience after the birth of a child can often eclipse a vulnerable time for the father. Fathers are more involved than ever in caring and providing for newborns and involved with child rearing. Given the norm of two working parents and the stresses of parenthood, men often experience their first bout of depression after the birth of a child.