Study: Postpartum Depression Is No Longer A Thing Only Women Get

HAD A UNDERSTANDING, BUT WHITE HOUSE SAID WE'RE STILL TALKING PAT: BRINGING A BABY TO THE WORLD IS A VERY EXCITING TIME FOR PARENTS, SOMETIMES BABY BLUES SET IN, CBS2'S AMY JOHNSON WITH MORE ON THE SURPRISING FINDING ABOUT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

REPORTER: MORE MOMS HAVE COME FORWARD TO TALK ABOUT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION BUT RESEARCH SHOWS IT IS NOT JUST MOMS A BIG ADJUSTMENT FOR DADS REPORTER: MANY DADS THE HUGE ADJUSTMENT OF TAKING CARE OF SOMEONE REPORTER: NEW STUDY SHOWS THERE IS SCIENCE BEHIND BABY BLUES

MEN HAVE DEPRESSION IN FIRST MONTHS FOLLOWING THE BIRTH OF A CHILD REPORTER: DARBY SAY PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, AND PART OF TEAM THAT FOUND HORMONES ARE LINKED TO IT MEN WITH LOWER T TESTOSTERONE REPORTED HIGHER LEVELS OF DEPRESSION REPORTER: THEY STUDIED HUMANS AND ANIMALS AND FOUND MALES SPEND MORE TIME WITH THEIR CHILDREN, AND MOMS WERE HAPPIER I THINK IT IS TRUE

BUT I DON'T THINK IT NECESSARILY TAKES WALKER FROM THE MOM HAVING — AWAY FROM THE MOM HAVING LESS OF THE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION REPORTER: THERE IS NOTHING DEPRESSING OR BLUE ABOUT BEING A DAD TO HIS TWO-YEAR-OLD TWINS I AM NOT SURE, I DON'T BELIEVE IN IT I THINK TAKING CARE OF THE KIDS IS JOYFUL JOB I ACTUALLY ENJOY BEING AROUND THEM, IT IS MORE FUN

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