Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Postnatal Depression in Dads

This morning I was invited to speak on BBC Radio Manchester on Heather Stott’s programme about postnatal depression in fathers, as a result of my blog entry about a report linking it with excessive colic in infants (see July 3rd).

I have found the following websites which have more information on the subject:-

Recently there were two articles about fathers who suffered mental health issues, guilt, lack of bonding following the birth of their children and wish to speak out about it.

There is also a chapter in 'When Baby Brings the Blues' by Dr Dalfern about the relationship between mother/father which is relevant to both sexes.

Please let me know if you come across any other resources on the subject or examples of good practice.


1 comment:

Duncan Fisher said...

Dear Elaine,
I am the manager of Dad Info and a fellow at Chester University. I gave a lecture on postnatal depression in fathers - reproduced in full on my blog.
All the best,