First time fathers’ mental health & wellbeing: A Qualitative Systematic Review

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Abstract

Men’s mental health and wellbeing during their transition to fatherhood is an important public health issue that is currently under-researched from a qualitative perspective. Anxiety and depression are the two most common mental health problems experienced by fathers in the perinatal period.

The prevalence rate for anxiety disorders in fathers is up to 16% during their partners’ pregnancy and up to 18% during the postnatal period,2 while depression effects around 10% of fathers during the perinatal period.3

Poor mental health in fathers can impact negatively on their children, their partner, and wider society.

This poster presents a systematic review undertaken through the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) that identifies and synthesises the best available evidence on first time fathers' experiences and needs in relation to their mental health and wellbeing during their transition to fatherhood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnite/CPHVA Annual conference
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2018
EventUnite/ CPHVA Annual Conference - Bournemouth
Duration: 17 Oct 201718 Oct 2018
https://www.cphvaconference.co.uk/

Conference

ConferenceUnite/ CPHVA Annual Conference
CityBournemouth
Period17/10/201718/10/2018
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