Young Dads May Develop Depression In First Five Years Of Parenthood.

USA Today (4/14, Healy) reports that a study published online in Pediatrics “finds that the first five years of parenthood – key attachment and bonding years for a child – may be the riskiest for young dads when it comes to developing depression.” Craig Garfield, an associate professor in pediatrics and medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and lead author of the study, said, “There’s been a significant body of literature describing the effect of mother’s depression on child development, and the health care system has tried to rise to the challenge of identifying mothers with depression. Fathers have not been on the radar screen until recently. Now we know that … right around the time of the birth is an important time to try and capture and screen those dads.”

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— “Depression risks increase for young dads,”Michelle Healy, USA Today, April 14, 2014.

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