Open Access Mini review

A Mini-Review on Paternal Postpartum Depression

Felicia Law Murray

Department of Social Work, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 22, 2020;  Published Date: March 01, 2021


The purpose of this mini-review is to highlight aspects of current research on paternal postpartum depression. Specifically, this review identifies risk factors, provides insight in the areas of screening, assessment and diagnosis, and intervention strategies. Paternal postpartum depression has received limited attention as much of the research has been focused on maternal postpartum depression; yet there is increasing recognition of the impact of postpartum depression on fathers and their families.

Keywords: Fathers; Mental Health; Paternal Postpartum Depression

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