Expectant Dads Get Depressed Too

According to a new McGill University study, expectant fathers can suffer from a form of prenatal depression. It’s just not talked about very much. So, what can put an expectant dad at risk?  Often, they don’t get enough sleep (even before the baby arrives), their wives are dealing with prenatal depression themselves, or they already fall in the risk factor categories for traditional depression, like having a family history. The more common signs of depression in an expectant father – in comparison to an expectant mother – include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, anger, and agitation.

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