Clinical Depression

ISSN: 2572-0791

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Hani Raoul Khouzam

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth,
Hanover, New Hampshire

  • Case Report
    Vilazodone for the Treatment of Paternal Post Natal Depression
    Author(s): Hani Raoul KhouzamHani Raoul Khouzam

    Maternal postpartum depression is well recognized by clinicians as one of the psychiatric complication of delivery, conversely paternal postpartum depression or paternal postnatal depression which affects up to 10% -14% of new fathers 6 to 12 months after a child birth is rarely recognized and treated. Without proper diagnosis and prompt treatment paternal postnatal depression could lead to dire consequences including, deterioration in paternal mental health, loss of paternal bonding with the newborn child, which has been associated with long term later child psychiatric complications such as conduct disorders, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and delays in language acquisition. It can also lead to marital conflicts, stressful family interactions and psychiatric disability leading to potential loss of income, and increase medical care costs. Like major.. Read More»

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