Antenatal and postnatal depression symptoms prevalent among men, finds study

Antenatal and postnatal depression symptoms prevalent among men, finds study

Women are not the only ones at risk of depression during pregnancy or after childbirth. A new study by researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, has found that men may also experience symptoms of depression during and after their partners’ pregnancies. The team of researchers collected data from male partners of pregnant women who had participated in an earlier study titled “Growing Up in New Zealand” and were expected to deliver between April 2009 and March 2010.

The study, results of which were published in JAMA Psychiatry on Feb. 15, 2017, examined antenatal and postnatal depression among 3,523 men. […] Read more

Depression during pregnancy: The need for proper diagnosis

Depression during pregnancy: The need for proper diagnosis

There has been a tremendous awakening regarding postpartum depression in the last few years. Women are routinely screened for it and advised to seek help for depressive disorders after parturition. However, not much has been written about the prevalence of depression during pregnancy. Antenatal depression, or depression during pregnancy, is common in pregnant women. However, most women are not even aware about this disorder and even if they feel that something is wrong, rarely reach out for help.

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