Researchers are only beginning to understand men’s unique experience of depression. As for PPND, research is lagging even further behind. But there are a few things we’re learning.
In terms of depression – in general – if you’re a man, you’re more likely than a woman to try to hide your depression or to withdraw from others. This only worsens your symptoms. As for PPND (Paternal Postnatal Depression), some research suggests that it develops more gradually in men over the course of the child’s first year than postpartum depression develops in women. (read blog for more)