Even Dad Gets The Blues

More research on post delivery depression in Dad’s (yes, Dad’s also suffer from depression after a new baby arrives). Seems that a sad Dad can have a negative impact on the behaviour and mental health of a child, especially if that child is a boy.

Researchers at Oxford University are calling the effects “striking”, and say “the influence of fathers in early childhood may have been downplayed in the past.”

According to the research, about 3% of Dads suffer symptoms of depression shortly after the birth of a child, compared to 5% of new Moms.

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