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Kathleen Biebel, PhD, Deputy Director, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, quoted in an article on Paternal Depression in the May issue of the MCPAP for MOMS Newsletter

Date Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fathers Get Depressed Too: Addressing Paternal Postpartum Depression

The increased responsibilities and demands of  becoming a father can be overwhelming, triggering stress and anxiety that can lead to depression. Also, men often feel overlooked during pregnancy and their child’s first year. “We still think of mothers as the primary caregiver. Fathers are always the sidekick. Men are desperate for someone to ask how they are doing and what their concerns are,” says Kathleen Biebel, PhD, Deputy Director, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, who has conducted research on maternal postpartum depression and written about paternal postpartum depression in the Journal of Parent & Family Mental Health.

 Read the Entire Article Here: MCPAP Newsletter May 2017