Study: Postpartum Depression Also Affects Men

EVERY YEAR, MORE THAN HALF A MILLION WOMEN FOREVER POSTPARTEM DEPRESSION THAT INCLUDES MEN AS WELL

HERE IS HEATHER IBERIA — ABRAHAM TO EXPLAIN Reporter: MORE AND MORE MOMS HAVE COME FORWARD IN RECENT YORES TO TALK ABOUT POSTPARTEM DEPRESSION NEW RESEARCH SHOWS POSTPARTEM DEPRESSION DOES NOT ONLY AFFECT NEW MOTHERS IT'S A BIG ADJUSTMENT FOR DADS AS WELL AS MOMS Reporter: THIS DAD BELIEVERS MEN WILL BETY OF NEW FATHERS ALSO SUFFER FROM POSTPARTM DEPRESSION

IT COULD BE A COMBINATION OF THAT AND A HUGE ADJUSTMENT OF HAVING TO TAKE CARE OF SOMEONE BESIDES A HUSBAND AND WIFE Reporter: THERE IS SCIENCE BEHIND IT MEN HAVE ABOUT TWICE THE RISK OF DEPRESSION IN THE FIRST MONTHS FOLLOWING THE BIRTH OF A CHILD THAN AT OTHER TIMES IN THEIR LIFESPAN Reporter: PSYCHOLOGIST WAS PART OF THE RESEARCH TEAM THAT FOUND HORMONES ARE LINKED TO DEPRESSION MEN WHO HAD LOWER TEST TOSS ROAN ALSO REPORTED HIGHER LEVELS OF DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS

Reporter: THEY FOUND THAT MEN WITH LOWER TESTOSTERONE SPENT MORE TIME WITH THEIR CHILDREN WHICH, IN TURN, MADE THE MOMS HAPPIER I THINK IT IS TRUE, BUT I DON'T THINK IT NECESSARILY TAKES AWAY FROM THE MOM HAVINGLESS Reporter: SOME SYMPTOM — SYMPTOMS INCLUDE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, IRRITABILITY, WORKING MORE, AND IN SOME CASES, DRINKING MORE MEN ARE ALSO LESS LIKELY TO ADMIT THEY HAVE A PROBLEM THAT IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE WARNING

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