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Postpartum Depression in Men
Traditionally seen as a condition that only affects women, researchers estimate that 4 to 25 percent of men experience postpartum depression (or PPD) in the first two months following childbirth, and that number increases to 68% over the first five years in fathers around age 25. Younger fathers were more at risk of developing paternal PPD if they lived in the same home as their children.
5 Common Myths About Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression (PPD) attacks thousands of women each year, it affects almost 30% of new mothers in America and Mexico alone making it one of the most common post pregnancy complications. The lack of knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of PPD has created powerful myths that impact the lives of many families during one of what should be the happiest moment in a woman’s life. In an effort to raise awareness of an often underrated illness, here are five false myths surrounding postpartum depression.
Postpartum Depression What, When, Why, and How
After giving birth, many women can start experiencing depression symptoms. In many of these cases this sensation – also called ‘baby blues’ – is temporary and mainly due to the many changes a woman experiences during pregnancy and delivery. In some cases; however, postpartum depression could be the underlying cause.
Baby Blues or Postpartum depression? 5 Key Symptoms
We’ve all heard of the baby blues, a recent mother can go from exhilarating happiness to total misery at the drop of a hat. It usually lasts one to two weeks. Postpartum depression, on the other hand, can last for months and it negatively impacts the maternal-infant bonding, childrearing practices and has led to suicide and infanticide in extreme cases of postpartum psychosis.