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Depression and anxiety in expectant and new fathers: Longitudinal findings in Australian men

Leach, Liana; Mackinnon, Andrew; Poyser, Carmel; Fairweather, Kate


Background Despite growing interest in men's perinatal mental health, we still know little about whether becoming a new father is associated with increases in psychological distress. Aims To use prospective longitudinal data to investigate whether becoming a first-time expectant (partner pregnant) and/or new father (child 51 year) is associated with increases in depression and anxiety. Method Men were aged 20-24 years at baseline (n = 1162). Levels of depression and anxiety were measured at...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.148775


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