Dads Can Get Postpartum Depression, Too: 8 Signs to Look For! by Dr. Sarah Allen
Not just moms get postpartum mood disorders. Becoming a father increases a man’s risk of experiencing anxiety and depression, too. Some symptoms of paternal depression symptoms are different from women’s and often men don’t acknowledge their feelings of sadness, hopelessness and/or guilt. They may also feel in conflict between how they think a man should be and feel and how they are actually feeling. Here’s a list of possible symptoms.
- frustration or irritability
- getting stressed easily
- feeling discouraged
- increases in physical problems
- loss of interest in work, hobbies and sex
- isolation from family and friends
- working constantly
- increased anger
The most important thing to remember is that paternal depression is very treatable. Learn more about anxiety and depression at DrSarahAllen.com!