Men who become fathers at a young age can also develop depression at a higher rate. That’s according to a report in Time about a new study.
It was published in the journal Pediatrics. The study followed 10,623 young men for about 20 years and kept score of their depression symptoms.
Men who became dads at around age 25 showed a 68 percent increase in symptoms of depression over the first five years of fatherhood if they lived in the same home as their children.
Other research has already shown depressed dads are more likely to neglect their children. Researchers concluded it’s critical to identify depression symptoms in young fathers early.