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Post-natal depression affects 5% of dads

13th April 2012

Researchers at Oxford University have suggested that 5% of fathers suffer from post-natal depression.

The condition – commonly thought of as a problem affecting mothers – is so severe in some men that the research team fear they could be passing their problems on to their children. Post-natal depression in new fathers and is thought to be triggered by sleepless nights and the responsibilities of parenthood. The study also showed that depressed fathers spend less time talking and playing with their babies.

 

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