Researchers at Eastern Virginia Medical School found that becoming a parent increased the incidence of depression for both men and women. 14% of new mothers showed signs of depression, compared to 9-10% of gen pop [Ah, Oz. Gone, but not forgotten.]. The numbers for new dads were 10%, compared to 3-5% in the general population. [Q. Isn't that the kind of statistic that leads to headlines like, "New Dads 2-3x More Likely To Be Depressed"?]
Of course, as DT reader LG points out, the pediatrics expert/dad who comments on the findings also points out that, though he knows some depressed guys, he's just fine. Not depressed, nope.
EVMS study says postpartum depression affects fathers, too [hamptonroads.com]