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Fathers suffering PND..

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MamaMaiasaura Fri 24-Jun-05 13:03:20

look here anyone experienced/partners experienced?

charleepeters Fri 24-Jun-05 13:18:21

i think in some cases fathers can get depressed as when there baby is born there partner is so occupied with the baby they can get left out and feel unwanted which causes depression - dp didnt get anything like this though

monkeytrousers Fri 24-Jun-05 18:50:01

The research may be important but I'm always suspicious when men attempt to hijack women’s issues and subvert the terminology. Sure, they suffer from depression and it may affect their children - but to call it PND?? It's my understanding that PND is a very specific condition linked to hormones during and after pregnancy. That’s why women differentiate between depression and PND. There's a debate to be had, but the terms of reference desperately need changing.

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