Dads could be suffering

Postnatal depression among new fathers may be more common than previously believed, with a new study raising concern about the effectiveness of screening methods.

A study from Lund University in Sweden of 447 new fathers found the established method of detecting depression (EPDS, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale) works poorly on men.

“This means that current statistics may not tell the whole truth when it comes to depression in new fathers,” co-author and Associate Professor of developmental psychology Elia Psouni said.

For more of this story, purchase your copy of Saturday's Sunraysia Daily 11/11/2017.To subscribe to our Digital Edition Click here

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop