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Psychosocial risk factors associated with fathers' mental health in the postnatal period: Results from a population-based study

Giallo, Rebecca; D’Esposito, Fabrizio; Cooklin, Amanda R; Mensah, Fiona; Lucas, Nina; Wade, Catherine; Nicholson, Jan M


Purpose: Fathers' psychological distress in the postnatal period can have adverse effects on their children's wellbeing and development, yet little is known about the factors associated with fathers' distress. This paper examines a broad range of socio-demographic, individual, infant and contextual factors to identify those associated with fathers' psychological distress in the first year postpartum. Methods: Secondary analysis of data from 3,219 fathers participating in the infant cohort of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-012-0568-8


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