Postnatal depression: not just a woman's issue
The research is unequivocal. Fathers get postnatal depression too.
Of course the male version doesn’t include a hormonal component, but studies show that what the guys are suffering is very real, just as debilitating and without doubt directly associated with the birth of their child.
An Australian population based longitudinal study published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology shows that postnatal depression hits fathers and mothers equally in the first 12 months of a newborn’s life.