Family structure and depressive symptoms in men preceding and following the birth of a child. The Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood Study Team.

@article{DeaterDeckard1998FamilySA,
  title={Family structure and depressive symptoms in men preceding and following the birth of a child. The Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood Study Team.},
  author={Kirby Deater-Deckard and Kate Pickering and Judith F Dunn and Jean Golding},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={155 6},
  pages={818-23}
}
OBJECTIVE The prevalence and etiology of pre- and postpartum depressive symptoms in women in a variety of family forms have been well documented, but relatively little research has been conducted on the adjustment of their male partners. The authors' goals in this study were 1) to estimate rates of depression during the pregnancy and 8 weeks following the birth of a child in a large representative community sample of fathers in different family structures and 2) to explore the role of stressful… CONTINUE READING