Post-natal depression among new fathers is a common phenomenon says a study from Lund University in Sweden. It shows that becoming a parent can be emotionally challenging for many men.
In a study containing 447 new fathers, it was found that one-third of the people had thoughts of hurting themselves.
Among the people who were classified as moderately to severely depressed, 83% had not shared their suffering with anyone.
The spokesperson, Elia Psouni said, “Previous research has shown that men are often reluctant to seeking help for mental health issues, especially depression”.
Babies of depressed parents tend to receive less stimulation which, eventually, could lead to slower development.