Perinatal mental health: Fathers - the (mostly) forgotten parent
Olivia Wong, Nguyen Tram, Naomi Thomas, Frances Thomson-Salo, Dennis Handrinos, Fiona Judd
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2016
INTRODUCTION: The importance of parental mental health as a determinant of infant and child outcomes is increasingly acknowledged. Yet, there is limited information regarding paternal mental health during the perinatal period. The aim of this review is to summarize existing clinical research regarding paternal mental health in the perinatal period in various contexts, and its possible impact on infant development. METHOD: An electronic literature search was conducted using MEDLINE and PubMed databases. Key texts were used to cross-check for any further articles of interest. RESULTS: Men are at increased risk of mental health problems during the transition to fatherhood, as well as during the..View full abstract
This work was supported in part by funding from the Collier Charitable Foundation. The Centre for Women's Mental Health is supported by the Pratt Foundation.