Vol 17, No 1 (2020)
Review paper
Published online: 2020-03-01
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Perinatal depression in fathers: an unnoticeable area in psychiatry

Marlena Jolanta Sokół-Szawłowska
DOI: 10.5603/PSYCH.2020.0006
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Psychiatria 2020;17(1):36-40.

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Abstract

Specialists have been discussing for many years about gender effects on the psychopathology of depression. Despite
decades of research on perinatal depression in women, it is still possible to get mpression that we know too little about
this mental disorder in the perinatal period. In addition, it turns out that a similar clinical phenomenon can also affect
men (who will or have been recently fathers). In this area there are few reports of the consequences of depression in
father. They emphasize the significant impact of disease not only on live of adult family members, but also perhapsespecially
on physical and emotional development of newborn child. The purpose of the article is to describe the perinatal
depression in fathers, as it appears in daily clinical practice. The results of a few reports describing perinatal depression
of men tend to be poorly understood disorder and therefore requiring further research.

Abstract

Specialists have been discussing for many years about gender effects on the psychopathology of depression. Despite
decades of research on perinatal depression in women, it is still possible to get mpression that we know too little about
this mental disorder in the perinatal period. In addition, it turns out that a similar clinical phenomenon can also affect
men (who will or have been recently fathers). In this area there are few reports of the consequences of depression in
father. They emphasize the significant impact of disease not only on live of adult family members, but also perhapsespecially
on physical and emotional development of newborn child. The purpose of the article is to describe the perinatal
depression in fathers, as it appears in daily clinical practice. The results of a few reports describing perinatal depression
of men tend to be poorly understood disorder and therefore requiring further research.

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Keywords

perinatal period, depression, father

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Title

Perinatal depression in fathers: an unnoticeable area in psychiatry

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 17, No 1 (2020)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

36-40

Published online

2020-03-01

DOI

10.5603/PSYCH.2020.0006

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Psychiatria 2020;17(1):36-40.

Keywords

perinatal period
depression
father

Authors

Marlena Jolanta Sokół-Szawłowska

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