David Walsh: Postnatal depression in men is more common than you think

‘Do you feel like a failure? Do you wake up every morning feeling exhausted? Have you been anxious or worried for no good reason?’
Our health visitors posed these questions to my wife at least twice in the weeks after our daughter was born over a year ago. Despite having my history of depression in their notes, I was never asked.
If I had been, it would have been an exception rather than the rule. Fathers are rarely screened using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). The predominant opinion that men are not affected by postnatal depression seems a stubborn one to correct,... read more

26 September 2018 in Health, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman

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