Postpartum depression is not only a new mom’s realm. The condition has also been evidenced in dads and new research has found that hormone levels affect mood and relationships in men too.

The study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Southern California in collaboration with other institutions, has found that when a father’s testosterone level is low in the nine months following the birth of their child, he is at a higher risk of postpartum depression.

Higher testosterone levels, on the other hand, led to a higher risk of stress due to parenting, and hostile behavior.

Unexpectedly though, mothers whose partners had low testosterone levels, experienced fewer depression symptoms themselves.

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