DADDY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

Written by Chloe Pillans

FAMILY

Postpartum or postnatal

Isn’t just something new mothers get. It affects new fathers, too. For men it’s called Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPD).

Whether it’s sleep deprivation, money worries, new responsibilities, or the relationship dynamic shifting, dads have a lot to take on board. This is a huge life change for both parents.

Changes in hormones might make postnatal depression in dads more likely.

Just as with mum

Anxiety, Fear, confusion, helplessness, Working longer hours, Indecisiveness, Substance abuse, Insomnia, Feelings of worthlessness

SOME SYMPTOMS OF PPD INCLUDE

Do you think yourself

or a loved one has male postpartum depression? The best course of action is getting help for the sake of the dad’s mental health and the overall well-being of the family