Journal article

Profiles of Depressive Symptoms and Anger in Men: Associations With Postpartum Family Functioning

Jacqui A Macdonald, Christopher J Greenwood, Lauren M Francis, Tessa R Harrison, Liam G Graeme, George J Youssef, Laura Di Manno, Helen Skouteris, Richard Fletcher, Tess Knight, Joanne Williams, Jeannette Milgrom, Craig A Olsson

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Evidence suggests that men commonly experience depression as feelings of anger; yet, research has not investigated what this means for the manifestation of depressive symptoms in the early years of fatherhood and for key indicators of family functioning. Methods: Using data from a longitudinal cohort study of men at the normative age for entering fatherhood (28-32 years), we conducted latent class analyses to identify patterns of depressive symptoms and 3 sub-types of state anger (feeling; verbal; physical). We then assessed whether class membership was associated with paternity status (n = 535). In a subsample of fathers of infants aged up to 18 months (n = 162), we prospectivel..

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