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Dads Get PostPartum Depression Too

Women may not be the only ones feeling the blues after a baby. A new study finds young new fathers can develop symptoms of postpartum depression, too.

The study out of Northwestern University tracked more than 10,000 men for about 20 years.

Researchers found men who became fathers around age 25 had a 68% higher chance of feeling depression over their first 5 years of being dads.

*That's if they lived in the same home as their children.*

Other studies show that depressed dads are more likely to neglect their kids– making it critical to identify depression symptoms early.

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