Father mental health during the early parenting period: results of an Australian population based longitudinal study

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 04/20/2012

Fathers are at risk of experiencing postnatal mental health difficulties, which may persist across the early childhood period for some fathers. The results suggest routine assessment of fathers’ wellbeing should be undertaken in the postnatal period with mental health interventions and support provided across the early childhood period.

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