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Dads can get postpartum depression, too

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Postpartum depression often involves mothers, but fathers are at risk, too.

In a University of Michigan study of more than 1,700 fathers of toddlers. Seven percent had depression.

Compared to other dads, depressed fathers were nearly four times more likely to say they spanked their child and were less likely to read books to their child.

Researchers suggest pediatricians may be in a good position to look for depression in new fathers and refer them to appropriate specialists.

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