New study reveals depression and anxiety are more common for new dads than people realise
New fathers are screening positive for depression almost as often as new mums, according to new research.
A small US study of community health clinics in Indiana analysed parent responses from more than 9,500 clinic visits and found 4.4 per cent of fathers were suffering depression, compared with five per cent of mothers.
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia CEO Terri Smith welcomed the research and said it helped contribute to a discussion around how to best identify postnatal depression in both mums and dads and how to support any new parent who is struggling.
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