Fathers should be screened for postpartum blues, too

Redactie, ‘Fathers should be screened for postpartum blues, too’, https://dailytimes.com.pk/527772/fathers-should-be-screened-for-postpartum-blues-too, Daily Times (december 2019)

Depression among new dads is a problem that too often gets overlooked. (…) Although many new dads experience depressive symptoms, few know how to identify the signs or talk about their struggles. (…) Depression symptoms in fathers in the first year after the birth of a child are considered paternal postpartum depression. (…) Past studies have estimated that anywhere from 2per cent to 25per cent of fathers are affected. (…) But no clear diagnostic criteria specific to fathers exist. (…) It is time for the focus on perinatal depression within pediatrics to include fathers too. (…) They are actually quite anxious about raising their child right. They don’t always express it in ways others perceive as anxiety, instead they come across as being controlling.