New Dads Get Postpartum Depression Too

(image courtesy of The BBC)

(image courtesy of The BBC)

After the birth of his son, Austin, new dad Rob Sandler couldn’t stand to be around his newborn yet he couldn’t explain why. Something didn’t feel right,” he remembered. “I felt like a lot of loss of control of my life…a feeling of trappedness came over me and it would not lighten up. It kept getting worse and worse as the days went on.” Sandler was later diagnosed with a male version of postpartum depression. Unlike “daddy blues”, his symptoms were more severe and lasted longer. Scientists have speculated that it may derive from the mysterious “sympathy pains” some men experience when their partner is pregnant.  Link! (via CNN)

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