According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 1 in 10 men suffer from depression, typically starting 3 to 5 months after the birth of their baby. Our team believes it is important for dads/partners to address these mood changes and know they are not alone.
Feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and stressed following the birth of a child is a normal aspect of parenthood. Still, if symptoms persist or if they interfere with daily life or the ability to care for the child, then it could be postpartum depression. This is true for both mothers and fathers.
Many postpartum depression symptoms are synonymous with major depressive disorder. Symptoms vary from person to person. You may experience some, not all, and they can vary in degree.
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