Men are at a higher risk of depression during the perinatal period (8-10 percent), with the highest rates occurring after three months postpartum. Fathers may experience traditional symptoms of depression, along with a higher risk of "masculine depression" symptoms, such as irritability/anger, alcohol/substance use or other numbing behaviors. Depression in men can affect their global well-being and functioning, the interparental relationship quality, maternal mental health and the developmental and mental health trajectory of their children.
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