Paternal Postpartum Depression [Video Clip – News]

Yesterday Fox 5 San Diego brought me back for a third time to talk about Depression. This time they wanted to hear more about Paternal Postpartum Depression. They were surprised to know that dads and partners are at risk for PPD, too. Many thanks to co-anchor Shally Zomorodi for helping raise awareness. You can watch the clip below:

Thinking About Getting Help for Paternal Postpartum Depression but Not Sure if You Have the Time?

One thing that I did not get a chance to say was that many parents think it is selfish or self-indulgent to spend time and money on themselves. But numerous studies have shown that fathers’ and mothers’ mental health greatly impact a child’s well-being. In fact parental depression affects emotional and intellectual development and has a lasting effect throughout the child’s entire life. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about options for support in San Diego, please contact Abby at 619-289-7818 or

You can also learn more about Postpartum Depression in dads and partners here on the Postpartum Health Alliance website.

Missed My Other TV News Appearances?

Catch up on the following topics:

Panel calls for depression screens on all adults

Preventing Postpartum Depression

and two more on prescription pill abuse here.

About the Author:

Abigail Burd, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist practicing in San Diego. (CA lic #LCS26867.) Specialties include maternal mental health, parenting, addiction, depression/anxiety and personal growth. Abby is experienced providing counseling to others in the helping fields, college students, and graduate students.

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