Men Also Get Post Natal Depression

I recently attended a talk at Chelmsford University on Men with Postnatal Depression, I was shocked to discover it’s not just women that suffer from this.

As a fully qualified counsellor and Psychotherapist, a mother of three, a grandmother of two and with a very large extended family I could not believe that this information had surpassed me.

Postnatal Depression in women has until recently been a taboo subject, women and their families have feelings of shame, guilt, helplessness and uselessness.  So for men to have a voice in this area too, comes with its difficulties.

Here are just some of the symptoms for men that you may experiences if you're suffering from Post-Natal Depression

  • Socialising less and avoiding friends
  • Change in appetite (usually eating less)
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling anxious or worried
  • Mot doing well at work
  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Lack of energy
  • Sleep problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Not wanting to hold the baby
  • Can’t bear to hear the baby cry
  • Arguing with your partner

If you are a dad and you feel you’re affected by Postnatal Depression then go to your GP and reach out for counselling too.