TLC's 'OutDaughtered' dad speaks out about his struggle with postpartum depression

Adam Busby is opening up about his battle with postpartum depression in hopes of raising awareness for fellow fathers across the country.
2:40 | 07/28/17

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Transcript for TLC's 'OutDaughtered' dad speaks out about his struggle with postpartum depression
We turn to a reality TV dad opening up about his battle with postpartum depression. He's Adam busby from "Outdaughtered" on tlc. It turns out this is a problem for more fathers than you might think and Diane Macedo has the story. Good morning. An estimated 10% of new dads deal with postpartum depression, but very few talk about it. Adam busby spent two years in denial. Now even his wife says it was shocking to hear what he was going through. On their hit tlc show "Outdaughtered" Danielle and Adam shows joys and challenges of raising the only all female quintuplets in the U.S. As well as their 6-year-old daughter blayke. Hi, daddy. Reporter: But Adam is revealing a secret struggle he faced since the quintuplets were born. Just like this like pounding like weight in my chest. Reporter: Opening up on Tuesday's episode about his battle with postpartum depression. I think mostly I've been like this since the kids were born. Up to this point it's almost like I hid from it like denied it. It was a shock to me because hearing the word depression and then when you hear postpartum depression, never in my mind would I ever think like a dad could have it. Reporter: In fact Ang estimated one in ten new dads may have paternal postnatal depression in we've seen that there are hormonal changes in men both while their wives are pregnant and then postpartum after the wives give birth. There's this idea men are supposed to be strong and men are supposed to be the rock both for the mom and their newborn and that's another reason why many men are hesitant to talk about this. Reporter: Adam is now hoping his transparency resonates with other dads who may be suffering in silence. There truly is a stigma out there and people are just afraid to talk about it. So if me being vulnerable and talking about this on national television, if that's going to help one dad, then it's all worth it. Reporter: As for the busbys they're getting through this the only way they know how, together. 100% I'm on his side and will be there with him as he goes through this and is it going to be pretty? No, but it's just life. And "Outdaughtered" airs Tuesday nights on tlc. We'll hear much more on it. It usually develops three to six months after the baby is born, which, George, often coincides with mom going back to work. Now -- A little lonely there. Adam says he's no expert but he says his one piece of advice, find someone you trust and talk to them about it. That's always good advice. Diane, thanks very much.

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