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New Fatherhood and psychological distress: a longitudinal study of Australian men

Leach, L. S.; Olesen, Sarah C.; Butterworth, Peter; Poyser, Carmel


Despite growing interest and concern about men's mental health during the perinatal period, we still do not know whether men are more vulnerable to mental health problems during this time. The current study is one of the first to use longitudinal, population-based data to investigate whether becoming an expectant and/or new father is associated with increases in psychological distress. We analyzed 10 waves of data collected annually (from 2001 to 2010) from the nationally representative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-09-15
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwu177


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