You may have heard of postpartum depression in women who have just given birth, but a new study shows men can also be affected. The study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows one in 10 fathers suffer from it, and in most cases go untreated. The study found new fathers who experience postpartum depressions are generally happy after birth, but the depression starts about three months later. The risk is increased almost 50 percent if the father is living with a mother who suffers from it. Medical experts say both men and women should see a doctor if they start to experience unusual physical or mental changes.
Coming up at 10:30am ET on CNN Newsroom we’ll talk more about this with a doctor and a dad who experienced postpartum depression.
We also want to hear from both mothers and fathers about your experience with postpartum depression.
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