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Postpartum Depression: Fathers Suffer Higher Risk After Baby's Birth

Update Date: Apr 13, 2016 05:12 AM EDT

Postpartum depression which is traditionally singled-out in mothers takes on poles apart appearance in the case of the biological father condition.

The new domain which has been investigated through the years however provides an undesired harmful effect in the mental stability of the birthing mother's counterpart with depression and anxiety as the two factors being set in motion, according to Independent Ireland

Men especially get rickety when engulfed with depression and anxiety and like their postpartum partner they have a state of mind that shows sadness and being withdraw.  The slight difference is men counter these psychiatric disorders by being antagonistic to their everyday environment. 

For women, hormonal changes related to giving birth are at the apex of reasons for postpartum depression, then again men are not also unrestricted from these precarious factors like: deprived sleeping conditions, changes in lifestyle and the environment. 

The report also parallels the fact via a study from the American Medical Association that the odds of developing postpartum depression are closely linked to a partner who is also broken in anguish. 

Women on the other hand are having these health implications touched on more frequently which will limit future potential consequences of postpartum depression. Nevertheless, a study emerged in 2014, entitled "A Longitudinal Study of Paternal Mental Health During Transition to Fatherhood as Young Adults," from Northwestern University which undertook the tracing down of a more than 10,000 men registry for the past 23 years, as cited by Pediatrics AAP Publications.

The study took account of both fathers and non-fathers along with fathers who resided together with their children and those who didn't. What emerged from the study was that depression was evident in fathers who lived together with their children with a 68 percent marked especially in the first five years in living in one roof. 

This may be quite untimely since the first five years of a child is well-considered to be the key development years of his or her well-being.

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