Volume 1, Issue 1 (2016) Paternal Postpartum Depression

Issue Brief


Paternal Postpartum Depression [English and Spanish versions]
Kathleen Biebel and Shums Alikhan


While postpartum depression (PPD) has historically been associated primarily with mothers, recently there has been increased awareness of the experience of fathers and strategies to address postpartum depression in men. For fathers willing to seek help, the lack of recognition of paternal PPD results in limited supports and treatments. Given the potential implications of paternal PPD, it is essential for new fathers and their healthcare providers to recognize the prevalence of paternal PPD, the symptoms, and the challenges surrounding this issue for men.

A Spanish translation of this publication is available to download under "Additional Files".


Kathleen Biebel, PhD
UMass Psychiatry - Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center - USA

Grant Charles, MSW, PhD
University of British Columbia – School of Social Work - Canada

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