How to deal with male postpartum depression

Chen Oren, PhD Psychologist and Author, explains what the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression in men are and how to best treat them
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How to deal with male postpartum depression

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What would you do when your husband is withdrawn and angry after the birth of your child? There can be two possible things that are going on when the father seems to be withdrawn. Either the father is experiencing or feeling left out or not sure how to be nurturing and how to adjust to the new role as a parent or the father can be experiencing post partum depression. There's a new research that talks about fathers experiencing changes in hormones just like mothers do during the pregnancy and after pregnancy and many fathers experience post partum depression as a result of adjusting to the new world of being a parent. In that case, it is really important to help the father identify some of the symptoms of post partum depression and seek professional help from a professional that has experienced working with fathers and the type of depression that fathers experienced and sometimes may experience a different type of depression than women do.

Chen Oren, PhD Psychologist and Author, explains what the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression in men are and how to best treat them

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Chen Oren, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Chen Z. Oren, PhD, is a psychologist with a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. He is also a researcher, author, and speaker. Dr. Oren specializes in the psychology of men, fathers, and athletes.  He counsels men, women, couples, and athletes and co-leads a weekly men's group.   Dr. Oren’s work with men and fathers is focused on understanding their own experiences, challenges, and strengths to help them become fathers.  He serves on the board of the American Psychological Association, Division 51, the Study of the Psychology or Men and Masculinity.  He speaks locally and nationally on issues related to men and fathering issues, diversity, and effective counseling.  His book, Counseling Fathers (Routledge), is designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. He has ongoing research on fathers and therapy that looks closely at the experiences of fathers to better understand their strengths and their struggles. Dr. Oren received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from USC.

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