Paternal Mental Health

Many times, paternal mental health is overlooked; however, dads can and do experience postpartum depression. Paternal postnatal depression can occur in fathers after their children are born.  There are various risk factors, but the stress and anxiety of a newborn can create a  difficulty in mood regulation in men just as it can in women.  If you are feeling an increase in anger, irritability, fatigue, sadness, or experiencing problems with focus, you may be experiencing postnatal depression.  Contact Amanda to ask any questions regarding paternal postnatal depression and schedule a session.