New moms aren’t the only ones who get the baby blues and need attention. Some men suffer from anxiety, depression and mood swings after the birth of a child. Yet few people, including health care providers, realize that postpartum depression effects anywhere from 10%- 25% of new fathers. Many men find themselves feeling isolated and lonely after the birth of their baby, and their needs often go unnoticed. We discuss what new dads need. Guests: Dr. Will Courtenay, a psychotherapist and creator of www.saddaddy.com, and Eric Reynolds, a facilitator of fathers’ support groups for Bananas, as they discuss what new dads need.
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