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Paternal Postpartum Depression [English and Spanish versions]
Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health
  • Kathleen Biebel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Shums Alikhan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Issue Brief
While postpartum depression (PPD) has historically been associated primarily with mothers, recently there has been increased awareness of the experience of fathers and strategies to address postpartum depression in men. For fathers willing to seek help, the lack of recognition of paternal PPD results in limited supports and treatments. Given the potential implications of paternal PPD, it is essential for new fathers and their healthcare providers to recognize the prevalence of paternal PPD, the symptoms, and the challenges surrounding this issue for men. A Spanish translation of this publication is available to download under "Additional Files".
  • PPD,
  • Paternal Postpartum Depression,
  • fathers,
  • Spanish
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Kathleen Biebel and Shums Alikhan. "Paternal Postpartum Depression [English and Spanish versions]" (2016)
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