New study calls on doctors to screen for depression in new dads

While many healthcare providers screen for depression in new moms, a new study says identifying and treating depression in fathers should be just as important.
2:37 | 07/24/18

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We have a health alert about and depr we've talked about the struggles of new moms andow new research fr the Indiana university school of mine she light on the challenges for new ers. . Jen he to break it down. Before start H want everybody in the audience W a clicker, any dad who has dealt with dression O one who knows someone who ha let's hear you click. So ended up pretty split do the middle. 48% yes, 52% no. Gher than at the S fou which is 5% of ment's equal to women. That'shat is surprise This was a small survey, George. It W D at a pedeinic. They were just asked a sim surveynd foundhe rates of Dees about T same moms to dads. Other studies have shown the rate of what postpartum depression Fors high as one in four did you know that? Hat Surpris me. I didn't have that. It was certainly a lot of Ange, butt was, you know, it if that was theact that we kidded relativelyer in life.I when we had kids. Look, ihinkhat age comes into it but this is a major life ressor forth the mnd the dad. We tal so much on "Gma" here about gender discrimination Medine and how wom are often undiagnod undated for the same disease or con that mene. This is the. We don't have our radar up to detect postpartu depr. And we need to. Th generalities but do know the same diseaseepression presents differently in M versus men. Women it end toernalize symptoms I men tend to externalize those. That an, their manifestations are things can see. More likely to engage in drinking abusing bstances, pill, drs, they escape through activities you can see, eng outburst, irritabili or gambling but agai it'se visible in general than it is for at do you recommend for men who may be dliith th? You know, the easy thing, gege, a lot of dads go to their firs visit with the mom to the oia midwife. Ask that health care provid say, wt can ido? Spk mentahealth professional, there are support groups, tathery, medication. Express yofeelin, you are alone. You need to talk abouthis with someone. 'T be afraid to confer it. No, there's no shame inthis. We need to drop the stigma with all mentalllness wev it cts and obviously dads are St vulneble ass are. Great advice. To Ging. S, let's do your "gma"moment.shwe?

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